Convert 1530 military time into standard (regular) AM/PM format.
1530 = 3:30 PM
1530 = 3:30 PM using regular (standard) 12-hour AM/PM notation.
What time is 1530 military time? 3:30 PM on the standard 12-hour clock. But, we imagine that there are a few of you that also want to know WHY or HOW to do this calculation yourself for future reference. We can help make you better at converting military time. Below you will find a step-by-step guide for how to handle military time conversion in your head.
Converting military time is easiest to learn if you separate the day in the time BEFORE NOON and the time AFTERNOON. Once standard time reaches 12:00 PM (1200 military time) it becomes a little more difficult to translate into military time. That being said, if it is 1530 military time or “fifteen thirty hundred hours”, simply subtract 1200, add a colon between the hours and minutes, and attach a PM to the end. You add a PM to the end of any military time 1200 or greater. You can find a simple reference for 1530 below and additional information for each minute from 1500 – 1559 military time through an easy to read chart.
|Military Time (24-Hour Clock)||12-Hour Regular Time|
Converting 1530 Military Time into Regular/Standard Time
Converting 1530 from 24-hour military time to 12-hour time is easy!
- A great tip to commit to memory: Anytime you wish to convert military time to standard time that is after 1 PM(noon or 1300), simply subtract 1200, add a colon in between the hours and minutes, and add a PM after it.
- In our case it is, so we would add a colon between the hours and minutes, add a PM to the end, and subtract 12 hours from the time.
- First, we would take would 1530 military time, then add a colon between the hours (15) and minutes (30) leaving 15:30.
- 1530 military time + add a colon “:” between the hours (15) and minutes (30) minutes + 12 hours to the time + add PM to the end = 3:30 PM
If you were considering a conversion for 330 instead, the converted standard time would be 3:30 AM.
How to Say 1530 (3:30 PM) in Military Time
You can say as: “Fifteen Thirty hours.”
Military Time to Standard/Regular Time Conversion Tool
Use the tool below to convert military time to standard time or, alternatively, converted standard time to military time quickly and easily!
1530 Military Time Conversion Chart
|12 Hour Clock||Military Time||How to Say|
|03:00 PM||1500||Fifteen Hundred|
|03:01 PM||1501||Fifteen Zero One|
|03:02 PM||1502||Fifteen Zero Two|
|03:03 PM||1503||Fifteen Zero Three|
|03:04 PM||1504||Fifteen Zero Four|
|03:05 PM||1505||Fifteen Zero Five|
|03:06 PM||1506||Fifteen Zero Six|
|03:07 PM||1507||Fifteen Zero Seven|
|03:08 PM||1508||Fifteen Zero Eight|
|03:09 PM||1509||Fifteen Zero Nine|
|03:10 PM||1510||Fifteen Ten|
|03:11 PM||1511||Fifteen Eleven|
|03:12 PM||1512||Fifteen Twelve|
|03:13 PM||1513||Fifteen Thirteen|
|03:14 PM||1514||Fifteen Fourteen|
|03:15 PM||1515||Fifteen Fifteen|
|03:16 PM||1516||Fifteen Sixteen|
|03:17 PM||1517||Fifteen Seventeen|
|03:18 PM||1518||Fifteen Eighteen|
|03:19 PM||1519||Fifteen Nineteen|
|03:20 PM||1520||Fifteen Twenty|
|03:21 PM||1521||Fifteen Twenty-One|
|03:22 PM||1522||Fifteen Twenty-Two|
|03:23 PM||1523||Fifteen Twenty-Three|
|03:24 PM||1524||Fifteen Twenty-Four|
|03:25 PM||1525||Fifteen Twenty-Five|
|03:26 PM||1526||Fifteen Twenty-Six|
|03:27 PM||1527||Fifteen Twenty-Seven|
|03:28 PM||1528||Fifteen Twenty-Eight|
|03:29 PM||1529||Fifteen Twenty-Nine|
|03:30 PM||1530||Fifteen Thirty|
|03:31 PM||1531||Fifteen Thirty-One|
|03:32 PM||1532||Fifteen Thirty-Two|
|03:33 PM||1533||Fifteen Thirty-Three|
|03:34 PM||1534||Fifteen Thirty-Four|
|03:35 PM||1535||Fifteen Thirty-Five|
|03:36 PM||1536||Fifteen Thirty-Six|
|03:37 PM||1537||Fifteen Thirty-Seven|
|03:38 PM||1538||Fifteen Thirty-Eight|
|03:39 PM||1539||Fifteen Thirty-Nine|
|03:40 PM||1540||Fifteen Forty|
|03:41 PM||1541||Fifteen Forty-One|
|03:42 PM||1542||Fifteen Forty-Two|
|03:43 PM||1543||Fifteen Forty-Three|
|03:44 PM||1544||Fifteen Forty-Four|
|03:45 PM||1545||Fifteen Forty-Five|
|03:46 PM||1546||Fifteen Forty-Six|
|03:47 PM||1547||Fifteen Forty-Seven|
|03:48 PM||1548||Fifteen Forty-Eight|
|03:49 PM||1549||Fifteen Forty-Nine|
|03:50 PM||1550||Fifteen Fifty|
|03:51 PM||1551||Fifteen Fifty-One|
|03:52 PM||1552||Fifteen Fifty-Two|
|03:53 PM||1553||Fifteen Fifty-Three|
|03:54 PM||1554||Fifteen Fifty-Four|
|03:55 PM||1555||Fifteen Fifty-Five|
|03:56 PM||1556||Fifteen Fifty-Six|
|03:57 PM||1557||Fifteen Fifty-Seven|
|03:58 PM||1558||Fifteen Fifty-Eight|
|03:59 PM||1559||Fifteen Fifty-Nine|
Standard Time vs Military Time(AM/PM)?
Military time and regular time are two different ways of expressing the same thing – the passage of hours. Military time is similar to the 24-hour clock, which counts from 0000 (or “zero hundred”) to 2359 (or “twenty-three fifty-nine”). Regular time is the 12-hour clock, which counts from 12am to 11:59pm. The biggest difference between military and regular time is that regular time uses two periods of twelve hours for one day whereas military time uses a period of twenty four hours for one day. This means that in military time, 1:00am regular time would be expressed as 0100. Alternatively, 1:00pm would be expressed as 1300 military time. Military time can be helpful when talking about an event or activity that will take place at a specific hour, since it eliminates any confusion between morning and afternoon time values. This is why military time is preferred for emergency services, military, and any other industry which demands accuracy from its communication of time.
We hope that not only do you now know what time it is, but you also know why! For a full breakdown of how to learn military time take a look at our military time guide. If you want to convert another military time or a standard AM/PM time back to military time you can do so using our military time chart on the fly. This site has a wide array of resources to help you to learn, pronounce, read, convert, and tell military time. We hope you found it helpful!