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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Donna: your toaster may use 1500W but only for maybe two minutes at a time. So that's 0.05kWH per 2 slices = 0.75p per 2 slices. Enjoy your breakfast :-)
This is so actually cool, am about designing a solar photo voltarz system and actually needed the ratings of appliances. Thanks
By Robert Ojeka @ atbu on 29/06/2015
By Mr. Gill on 26/06/2015
Need a multiplier for those items a home may have a few to several of, like flat screen or projection TVs of different sizes or ceiling fans where 2 or more could be on at the same time.
By Murf on 26/06/2015
Very Helpful thanks a lot!
nice it made my physics holiday homework complete
By Agam clash of clans user: clan on 22/06/2015
so useful, but I think the wattage mentioned for ceiling fans is about the new generation power saving fans.
By bhupat singh kaatar. on 18/06/2015
Helpful for calculating power consumption and solar feasibility.
By Sarfraz on 15/06/2015
its very important thing for everyone & to save electricity
By mohd hashim on 14/06/2015
Thanks.........it helped me a lot in doing my physics project
By Chandan on 12/06/2015
Really it is very useful information. Thank you for sharing.
By Bheemaraj on 10/06/2015
thanks for this info but i think u should have given more info about the appliances!!!!!
To save anergyevery pepple think like this
really helpful thankyou
Thanks!!! Your matter is really helpful..
By Mayank Joshi on 05/06/2015
Hi Mike, the table lists the Power rating so the rate per hour is a 1-to-1 conversion so an appliance with a power rating of 1000 Watts will use 1kWh of energy
By Daft Logic on 02/06/2015
Really helpful, but is it per hour?
By Mike on 02/06/2015
Thanks much, its helps me to make quotation of power consumption rate of my house inverter
By Mfon Etukudo on 01/06/2015
I don't see Coffee Maker...that would be a good one to know also.
By Donna on 30/05/2015
Did NOT know my toaster used 1500 watts!!! Wow...cutting back on toast for sure!
By Donna on 30/05/2015
Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!! It helped me a lot to do my project
It was very use full for maths project.
By rahul on 28/05/2015
Thanks i'm doing an energy assignment this helps heaps !!!
By Tom on 27/05/2015
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