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.

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
Inverter Air conditioner 1300W 1800W
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.

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