List of the Power Consumption of Typical Household Appliances
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.
|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|
|Fridge / Freezer||150W||400W|
|Hair Blow dryer||2000W||2500W|
|Home Air Conditioner||1000W||1000W|
|Submersible Water Pump||400W||400W|
|TV (19" colour)||70W||100W|
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.
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By Frans on 02/04/2015
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Hi Judith, I think the measurement given is an average.
By Daft Logic on 23/03/2015
Am I right in thinking fridges are using electricity for only a third of the time they are switched on as they are designed to use a thermostat and stop using electricity when they are cold enough, then go on again? Is the wattage given in the table or, more importantly, on the plate at the back of a fridge for an average hour of fridge operation? Probably everyone knows this but me!
By Judith on 23/03/2015
Thanks, I have updated the Fridge / Freezer stats.
By Daft Logic on 18/03/2015
Fridge/freezer is actually much lower: 80W for a small fridge up to 300W for a single large unit.
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Thanks, I have updated Hair Blow dryer.
By Daft Logic on 09/03/2015
Useful to do a list like this, but I can't find a hair dryer that uses less than 1200w these days.
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By Kamal Laha on 04/02/2015
I leave the house in the morning and come back in the afternoon. To entertain the dogs I leave the TV on (40in flatscreen) how much would I save if I left the radio on, instead?
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By Anonymous on 08/01/2015
My son puts a 40inch flat screen tv in his bedroom how much will that cost to have on and do flat screens use more energy then the traditional t. TV.s
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It is so easy to known how much power consum for an used electrical appliance
By Jeeten on 01/01/2015
Ganesh the Fridge is the same thing.
By Daft Logic on 17/12/2014
Where are power and current consumed by these appliances.
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