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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 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 750W 1050W
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

Ganesh the Fridge is the same thing.
By Daft Logic on 17/12/2014
Where are power and current consumed by these appliances.
By by S.P on 15/12/2014
Thanks for the info, but how about the current used for charging a cellphone, emergency light, geyser, mixer and UPS. Also plz mention it in hours and amount
By kavya on 11/12/2014
"Desktop Computer 50W 150W" "Laptop Computer 20W 50W" I don't know where these numbers came from, but a desktop should be 150-1200 Watts, the average being around 500W. The average laptop is closer to about 90W, with a few higher power laptops running at 210W. Working in IT for a decade and seeing these inconsistencies makes me question some of your other numbers...
On 09/12/2014
Thanks because i have projest
By shah devansh on 09/12/2014
very useful information
By karunasri on 08/12/2014
Going to show my son this it will give him an idea of how much power all the devices he uses and leave on wastes , he might think twice.
On 29/11/2014
Thanks...Helpful...
On 24/11/2014
Thanks for this info By dignity from Accra
On 22/11/2014
Thnks for this info.
On 22/11/2014
How about Refrigerator ...? any idea...?
By Ganesh @ Singapore on 20/11/2014
Any electronic device for how much we wastage energy
By sachin k on 18/11/2014
How to solve .. I can't get it ..
On 08/11/2014
It's good.......
By zaheer kassar on 04/11/2014
Please can you add the amount it takes per hour and the cost per kilowatts
By kwasi on 31/10/2014
thanks
On 29/10/2014
Hi, thanks for the feedback. The Power Shower has been updated.
By Daft Logic on 28/10/2014
Very useful list, but the power shower rating seems woefully low at 240W. Should be in the range of 9000W.
By Electrical Engineer on 28/10/2014
i dnt knw what i should have done without you thanks
On 28/09/2014
how about rice cooker?
On 25/09/2014
i get all information that i want thank u so mc i do all my project good thngs
By hector shivambu on 07/09/2014
tnk u so mc 4 reserch god be wt u
By hector shivambu on 07/09/2014
thank you so much. because of this i dont need to flip our appliances upside down for our homework XD thanks
On 26/08/2014
tks its helpful
By J.R.M on 04/08/2014
susil -ญญ> ton are A.C. chill output. 1000W input power is typical for home a.c. unit.
By Blor on 29/07/2014
power rating of air conditioner is wrong,actually a.c rated on ton i.e 1ton is approximately equal to 3500w.
By susil (MSIL,U-2) on 22/07/2014
As I required
By mohanta on 13/07/2014
Thank u for this information.
By ITADARE DUPE on 13/07/2014
Tnk u vry much
By thumar lalji on 10/07/2014
JEBRINE, there is no time aspect to the list. If you want to factor in time to transform the KW to KWh, then just multiply the decimal number of hours.
By Daft Logic on 09/07/2014

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