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|
|Home Internet Router||5W||15W|
|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.
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
Washing machine max 500W? Not what you meant to put, is it?
By RuelG on 30/07/2015
By Max Knott on 30/07/2015
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
By Kisan on 28/07/2015
thanks, it is really a solution to my power consumption challengs
By casmir on 14/07/2015
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 :-)
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
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