Do you want to convert Military Time to Standard Time but don’t know how to do it? Don’t worry, I created an amazing online tool, Military Time Converter, which helps you to convert any time you want from Military Time to Standard Time and vice versa. I explain you how it works in this article.
How to Convert Military Time to Standard? Basic rule: 1. For time from 0 to 12 hours don’t subtract anything and add AM. 2. For time from 13 to 24 subtract 12 hours and add PM. Or use Military Time Converter, an online tool that helps you convert Military Time (24-Hours Time format) to Normal Time (12-Hours Time format) and vice versa.
Military time is a 24 hours’ time format. It is the time system used by armies, first responders and healthcare professionals, and many other people around the world
In this time system, there is no AM or PM. The time in Army Time Format starts at 0000 and ends at 2400. So you don’t have to repeat 12-hours as the Normal Time Format does twice a day.
All you have to do is continue counting after 1200 hours with 1300 hours up to 2400 hours. Nothing is confusing here, and that’s why this time format is used by armies and other professions
But it’s understandable most other people are not so familiar with this time format because you use 12-hours time format in daily life. Sometimes, people see time written in Military Time format and want to understand what it means.
How to Quickly Convert Military Time to Standard? Military Time Converter
And that’s the reason why I created the tool called Military Time Converter. It’s an online tool that converts any time you want instantly.
I created two types of this Army Time Convertor.
- The first one will help you convert Military Time to Standard Time.
- The other one will help you convert Standard Time to Military Time.
Simple explanation how to use them and how they work is described in the next section so let’s jump on it!
And do you know what is the best thing about it? Both Military Time Converters are FREE TO USE! You don’t have to pay anything or even give me your email address. Just use it for free 🙂
TIP: In case you want to understand how to make the conversion from standard time to Military Time for specific times, check out our posts with an explanation for the specific military time conversions.
Conversion from Military Time to Standard Time
Conversion from Military time to Standard Time is the simplest one. And the tool, which helps with this conversion, is very easy to use.
Here is a simple explanation of how to use it:
- Enter Military Time you want to convert to the white box down bellow
- Press button “Convert now”
- You see the result in Standard Time (also with AM/PM)
Find an Army Time Converter right here (this one converts Army Time to Normal Time):
As you can see, the converter made all the work for you and the greatest thing is that you didn’t have to do any calculations by yourself.
Conversion from Standard Time to Military Time
The second converter helps you convert Standard Time to Military Time. This tool helps you in situations when you have to speak or write the time in Army Time Format.
You find a simple explanation how to use this tool down below:
- Click to the white box and “Timepicker” window opens
- Use “beaks” to set up given hours and minutes
- Use “beaks” to set up AM or PM
- Press button “Convert now”
- You will see the result in Military Time
Find an Army Time Converter right here (this one converts Normal Time to Army Time):
As in previous tools, this tool helps you to convert any time from Standard Time to Military Time whenever you want. You don’t have to calculate anything, and you get the correct result instantly.
How do I Convert Army Time? Simple Math
Are you interested in how these Converters work or do you want to convert these times by yourself? If so, I give you a short explanation with the useful formula below.
There is nothing too hard when you want to convert time from 24-hours time format to 12-hours time format or vice versa. It is about adding or subtracting 12 hours in your time.
The minutes are always the same, no matter the time is in Army Format (24-Hours Time Format) or Standard Format (12-Hours Time Format).
So it means, you don’t need to worry about minutes when you’re converting a given time.
And the last thing you should remember, Military Time always contains 4 digits so when the hours are from 0 to 9 you have to add “leading zero” at the beginning.
Just follow these simple rules:
Converting from Military Time to Normal
- When the hours are from 0 to 12 you don’t subtract 12 hours and use AM
- When the hours are from 13 to 24 you have to subtract 12 hours and use PM
Some examples for better understanding: 0930 Military Time is converting as 9:30 AM Normal Time because the given time is from 0 to 12. On the other hand, 1530 Military Time is converting as 3:30 PM Normal Time because the given time is from 13 to 24 so you have to subtract 12 hours.
Converting from Normal Time to Military
- When you have AM in Normal Time you don’t add 12 hours to Military Time
- When you have PM in Normal Time you have to add 12 hours to Military Time
- Remove AM or PM from the converted time
Here are also some examples for better understanding: 8:30 AM Normal Time is converted as 0830 Military Time and 8:30 PM is converted as 2030 Military Time (8+12=20 hours).
And that’s it. Following these simple rules, you will be able to convert any time you want.
And How to Convert Military Time to Minutes?
In general, the minutes are always the same no matter what time format you use.
As you already know, Army Time contains 4 digits where the first 2 digits are for hours and the second 2 digits are for minutes. Hours and minutes in standard time are divided by a colon. So you know the 2 digits behind the colon are for minutes.
When you want to convert 24-hours time format to 12-hours time format, you have to care about hours only. The minutes are always the same so you don’t need to do any conversions. Here are some examples:
|Military Time – 24 Hours||Standard Time – 12 Hours|
Is minute conversion clear now? I hope it is because an hour contains 60 minutes in both time formats and that’s the reason why you don’t convert minutes.
TIP: It is also important for you to learn how to read and write Military Time correctly. I focused on this topic in this article so feel free to read it: How to Read Military Time: Useful Handbook with Simple Explanation
Army Time Converter: Conclusion
Military Time converter is an amazingly simple tool that helps you to convert any time you want to either Army or Regular Time. The converter is available 24/7, and it’s free to whenever you want on your smartphones or desktops.
(I hope you liked these tools and it would be great to share them with your friends – it would be great for me as well).
I created two versions of this converter, when you want to:
- Convert Military Time to Normal Time
- Convert Normal Time to Military Time
By using these two useful tools you will get the right result instantly, and you don’t need to calculate anything by yourself.
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