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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 150W 400W
Hair Blow dryer 2000W 2500W
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

It was very useful
On 19/04/2015
great informetion
By nitin on 14/04/2015
wow i had a project and all i want was here (y) thanks okay :)
On 09/04/2015
Thank you very much,this helped me complete my energy audit assignment
By Frans on 02/04/2015
On 31/03/2015
it is very useful for newly electrical machine perchager.
On 26/03/2015
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.
On 18/03/2015
very useful...... thanks a lot
On 11/03/2015
Very useful thank you so much for this info! Have a nice day!
On 10/03/2015
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.
On 07/03/2015
Useful list -thank you!
By Beauty. Otjiwarongo. on 07/03/2015
This website helped me a lot with my worksheet, so thanks!
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By coker holloway on 18/02/2015
with a lot of power outages, we all need to know what consumes more power
By T-Booz on 09/02/2015
this information was useful for my project thank you
On 08/02/2015
Useful table for estimate Thank you
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?
By Hollywood on 31/01/2015
It is very useful to do my projecj thank u
On 18/01/2015
thank u
By dfghollyhgfd on 17/01/2015
as i comments that since i am electrical power engineer profession theelectrical devices it is better to list out with manufacteuring rate in order to reduce any abnormal connection o loads in any appliances.tanx
By Mr.ashenafi on 14/01/2015
This website was very useful.
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
By Bob lee on 06/01/2015
good collection
By akm azad khan on 05/01/2015
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.
By by S.P on 15/12/2014

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