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List of the Power Consumption of Typical Household Appliances

Last Updated 28th October 2014

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 25W 75W
Clock radio 1W 2W
Clothes dryer 4000W 4000W
Coffee Maker 800W 1400W
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 150W 400W
Hair Blow dryer 2000W 2500W
Home Air Conditioner 1000W 1000W
Home Internet Router 5W 15W
Iron 1000W 1000W
Laptop Computer 50W 100W
Lawnmower 1000W 1400W
Microwave 600W 1500W
Oven 2150W 2150W
Power Shower 750W 1050W
Strimmer 300W 500W
Submersible Water Pump 400W 400W
Table Fan 10W 25W
Toaster 800W 1800W
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

Very very helpful.. this will help me advice my clients on what type of electrical appliances to bay.
By Kennedy Simiyu (Nairobi Kenya) on 26/08/2015
Its called Fridge on the list
By Daft Logic on 19/08/2015
Why refrigerator is not included?
By Cian on 19/08/2015
Very helpful keep on adding more appliences with values
By M.ALI on 08/08/2015
This informations very helpful for my school project.
By Subappriya mohan on 05/08/2015
Values listed are in Watts
By Daft Logic on 02/08/2015
is it in watt or kwh
On 02/08/2015
Washing machine max 500W? Not what you meant to put, is it?
On 31/07/2015
Very informative.
By RuelG on 30/07/2015
great idea
By Max Knott on 30/07/2015
abit hlpful
By kentz on 29/07/2015
Very useful but ignored electric heat
By Doug on 29/07/2015
very useful. thanks
By samuel waiganjo on 29/07/2015
Best
By Kisan on 28/07/2015
very useful
On 16/07/2015
thanks, it is really a solution to my power consumption challengs
By casmir on 14/07/2015
very bad
By why? on 11/07/2015
thanks it helped me for doing my projects
By darshit chawale on 09/07/2015
thank you people ......... this helped me a lot ..... im delighted. :)
By Amith on 06/07/2015
Thanks a lot.It really helped my project.
By John on 05/07/2015
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 :-)
On 03/07/2015
cool
On 29/06/2015
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
Very Nice.....
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!
On 24/06/2015
nice it made my physics holiday homework complete
By Agam clash of clans user: clan on 22/06/2015
Nice
On 19/06/2015
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
Very helpful
On 16/06/2015

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