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List of the Power Consumption of Typical Household Appliances

Last Updated 12th May 2008

Turn that TV off if you're not watching it! It's wasting electrically!

How much electricity is it really wasting?, and would it not be better to switch off the 4 lights in the room?

The best way to compare the cost of running different appliances is to look at their power consumption, which is measure of how much power they use in Watts. The following list points out typical values for the wattage of some devices you would find in your home so that you can compare them.

Appliance Minimum Maximum
100W light bulb 100W 100W
25" colour TV 150W 150W
3" belt sander 1000W 1000W
60W light bulb 60W 60W
9" disc sander 1200W 1200W
Ceiling Fan 10W 50W
Clock radio 1W 2W
Clothes dryer 4000W 4000W
Desktop Computer 50W 150W
Dishwasher 1200W 1500W
Electric Blanket 200W 200W
Electric Kettle 2000W 2000W
Electric Mower 1500W 1500W
Electric Shaver 15W 20W
Fridge / Freezer 500W 500W
Hair Blow dryer 1000W 1000W
Home Air Conditioner 1000W 1000W
Iron 1000W 1000W
Laptop Computer 20W 50W
Lawnmower 1000W 1400W
Microwave 600W 1500W
Oven 2150W 2150W
Power Shower 240W 240W
Strimmer 300W 500W
Submersible Water Pump 400W 400W
Table Fan 10W 25W
Toaster 800W 1500W
TV (19" colour) 70W 100W
Vacuum Cleaner 200W 700W
Washing Machine 500W 500W
Water Feature 35W 35W

An important point is also to bare in mind the length of time for which the device will be used. For example an electric blanket may be used for 2 hours, but a hair drier for 5 minutes. Therefore the blanket uses 200W * 2 hours = 0.4kWh. The hair drier uses 1KW * 0.0833hours = 0.08333 kWh. So using the blanket costs roughly 5 times as much as the hair drier.

All values reported here are estimates, you should check the appliance labels or literature to find out the correct power consumption.

Previous Comments For This Page

Power rating of ceiling fan is wrong..max it can go upto 150 w
By surya on 10/04/2014
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On 05/04/2014
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On 27/03/2014
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On 09/02/2014
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On 03/02/2014
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On 27/01/2014
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By bob jan 25 2014 on 26/01/2014
On 18/01/2014
This information is marvelously helpful as a chemistry student.
By jane sayre and rochel beam ros on 14/01/2014
Sir, if i have 5 solar panels, each panel has its 150 power rating. How to connect them in order to drive the "washing Machine" at home???.. Are 5 solar panels are sufficient to drive the washing Machine for the whole day ?? if light is present...thanx
By MD Naeem Waziristani on 23/12/2013
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By gigi on 16/12/2013
ok ,well used infor
By abby on 16/12/2013
Hi Glazar, thanks for the feedback. Would you have any points of reference that would correct this and our other many flawed statistics? We are always willing to improve!
By Daft Logic on 12/12/2013
Washing machines use far more than 500 watts. Many of your other statistics are flawed. This is a misleading and therefore useless list.
By Glazar on 12/12/2013
By ssgar on 06/12/2013
We know from this usage of (also waste) of power is so much. Plese reduced usage of power.
By Dawood on 27/11/2013
thnx a lot it really helps me a lot
By bhuwan ranjan on 01/11/2013
On 31/10/2013
thanks a lot
By sureshnaidu on 22/10/2013
Very useful when setting questions for science students
On 22/10/2013
bad very bad not useful information
On 22/10/2013
electric mower and a lawnmower? How about an electric range?
On 08/10/2013
what a great source of KNOWLEDGE
By by jane sayre on 08/10/2013
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