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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 1000W 4000W
Coffee Maker 800W 1400W
Desktop Computer 50W 150W
Dishwasher 1200W 1500W
Electric Blanket 200W 200W
Electric Heater Fan 2000W 3000W
Electric Kettle 2000W 3000W
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
Inkjet Printer 20W 30W
Iron 1000W 1000W
Laptop Computer 50W 100W
Lawnmower 1000W 1400W
Microwave 600W 1500W
Oven 2150W 2150W
Power Shower 7500W 10500W
Scanner 10W 18W
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

We just have added printer and scanner.
By Daft Logic on 20/11/2015
What about printers ?
On 20/11/2015
Good Information
By Gobinda paudel on 16/11/2015
Thanq...very useful..!!!!:)
By Aasha on 14/11/2015
Very useful data provided
By Sridatri on 29/10/2015
I love it! it's helped me so much on my homework and understanding of my appliances. Thank you1
On 27/10/2015
Thanks Alex, some updates have been made based on your comments.
By Daft Logic on 26/10/2015
Your Power Shower figures are wrong by a factor of 10. Should be 7,500 to 10,500 W ie 7.5 KW to 10.5 KW http://www.sust-it.net/electric-showers.php?tariff=38
By Alex on 25/10/2015
NEW Electric Kettles tend to be 3,000 Watts
By Alex on 25/10/2015
Clothes Dryer should have a "Minimum" of 1,000 Watts, switchable.
By Alex on 25/10/2015
very bar
On 19/10/2015
Thanks, has really helped.
By Pinkyle on 15/10/2015
Great info for determining the size of a backup generator, should the power go out due to nasty weather or whatever. Thanks!
By moobear on 11/10/2015
Information is very useful to everyone
By Bhalerao U. L. on 07/10/2015
God bless you real good...
By Dimeji adebanjo on 07/10/2015
Thanks a lot
By Mika on 04/10/2015
This was very helpful thanks
On 29/09/2015
On 28/09/2015
Electric Heater Fan has been added
By Daft Logic on 20/09/2015
Umm Heater is not concluded?... That sucks!
On 13/09/2015
thankyou very much .it helped me in doing my physics assignment
By cathreena on 11/09/2015
This was very, very helpful. Thanks
By TIM on 06/09/2015
is the power consumption same if we electric switch on an appliance and not swithing on the actual appliance power button on it
On 04/09/2015
very helpful.thanks.
On 03/09/2015
Very very useful
On 31/08/2015
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

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