Joules to calories (J to cal) conversion table shows the most common values for the quick reference. Alternatively, you may use the converter below to convert any other values.
1 Joule = 0.239005736 Calories
Joule is metric system unit (electrical, mechanical or thermal) and defined as the amount of work done by a force of one newton to move an object one meter or a current of one ampere when passing through one ohm resistance for one second. It is named after James Prescott Joule in 19th century. The abbreviation is "J".
Calorie is a metric energy unit and defined as the amount of energy to heat 1 gram of water to 1 celsius degree. The abbreviation is "Cal".
For other energy unit conversions, please go to Energy Conversions