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.
Hint: Use the Search tool on your web browser to find the name of the appliance. As some appliances have various names, this could help find it on the [Other Name(s)] column.
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The list of appliances is quite long and has vartions in the name for each appliance listed. You can search for an appliance below.
|100W light bulb (Incandescent)||100W||100W||0W|||
|22 Inch LED TV||17W||17W||0.5W|
|25" colour TV||150W||150W||N/A|
|3" belt sander||1000W||1000W||N/A|
|32 Inch LED TV||20W||60W||1W|
|46 Inch LED TV||60W||70W||1W|||
|49 Inch LED TV||85W||85W||1W|
|60W light bulb (Incandescent)||60W||60W||0W|||
|65 Inch LED TV||120W||130W||1W|||
|9" disc sander||1200W||1200W||N/A|
|American-style Fridge Freezer||40W||80W||N/A||American Fridge Freezer|||
|Bathroom Towel Heater||60W||150W||N/A||Towel Rail|
|Clothes Dryer||1000W||4000W||N/A||Tumble Dryer,Dryer|
|Corded Drill||600W||850W||N/A||Electric Drill|||
|Corded Electric Handheld Leaf Blower||2500W||2500W||N/A|||
|Cordless Drill Charger||70W||150W||N/A|
|DAB Mains Radio||5W||9W||N/A||Radio|
|Deep Freezer||19W||19W||N/A||Chest Freezer||||168 Kwh/year|
|Domestic Water Pump||200W||300W||0W||Shower Water Pump|||
|Electric Doorbell Transformer||2W||2W||N/A|
|Electric Heater Fan||2000W||3000W||N/A|||
|Electric Tankless Water Heater||6600W||8800W||N/A|||
|Electric Thermal Radiator||500W||500W||N/A||Thermal Radiator|||
|Espresso Coffee Machine||1300W||1500W||N/A||Espresso Machine|
|EV Home Charger||1600W||3400W||N/A|
|Evaporative Air Conditioner||2600W||2600W||N/A||Evaporative Cooler|||
|Extractor Fan||12W||12W||N/A||Bathroom Fan|||
|Food Blender||300W||400W||N/A||Mixer,Food Processor,Blender|||
|Food Dehydrator||800W||800W||N/A||Tray Dehydrator|||
|Fridge / Freezer||150W||400W||N/A|
|Fryer||1000W||1000W||N/A||Deep Fat Fryer|||
|Gaming PC||300W||600W||1W||Gaming Computer|
|Garage Door Opener||300W||400W||N/A||Electric Garage Door||As the door only operates for a short time (10secs?) the kWH value is low|
|Hair Blow Dryer||1800W||2500W||N/A||Blow Dryer, Hair Dryer, Hair Drier|
|Hand Wash Oversink Water Heater||3000W||3000W||N/A|||
|Heated Bathroom Mirror||50W||100W||N/A|
|Home Air Conditioner||1000W||4000W||N/A||AC,A/C|
|Home Internet Router||5W||15W||N/A|
|Home Phone||3W||5W||2W||DECT Telephone|
|Home Sound System||95W||95W||1W|||
|Hot Water Dispenser||1200W||1300W||N/A||Instant Hot Water Tap,Water Boiler|||
|Hot Water Immersion Heater||3000W||3000W||N/A|
|Induction Hob (per hob)||1400W||1800W||N/A||Induction Stove, Induction Cooking Stove|
|Inverter Air conditioner||1300W||1800W||N/A|
|LED Light Bulb||7W||10W||0W||Energy Saver Bulb|||
|Mi Box||5W||7W||3W||Mi Box Android|
|Pedestal Fan||50W||60W||N/A||Tall Standing Fan|
|Philips Hue Smart Bulb||8W||9W||0.4W|
|Phone Charger||4W||7W||N/A||Smart Phone Charger,Cell Phone Charger,Mobile Phone Charger|
|Power Shower||7500W||10500W||0W||Electric Shower|||
|Sandwich Maker||700W||1000W||N/A||Sandwich Press, Sandwich Toaster|
|Set Top Box||27W||30W||N/A||Cable Box,Humax Box|
|Straightening Iron||75W||300W||N/A||Hair Straighteners,Hair Straighteners|
|Submersible Water Pump||360W||400W||N/A||Pool Pump|||
|Table Fan||10W||25W||N/A||Desk Fan|
|Tube Light (1500mm)||22W||22W||N/A|
|TV (19" colour)||40W||100W||1W|||
|Washing Machine||500W||500W||1W||In the EU, power consumption of Washing Machines is typically given in the form of Annual Power Consumption. This is calculated based on 220 standard washing cycles, made up as follows: 60°C full load (3x), 60°C half load (2x), 40°C half load (2x) for 220 washing cycles.|
|Water Filter and Cooler||70W||100W||N/A|||
|Wine cooler (18 bottles)||83W||83W||0W|||
An important point is also to bear 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 2KW * 0.0833hours = 0.1666kWh. So using the blanket costs roughly 2.5 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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Comments For This Page
Our vacuum cleaner shows 2000 W which seems awfully high?
On 12th January 2020
On 4th January 2020
This is a great outline and I am grateful for it. You have done a great bit of work to get this and I thank you.
On 12th December 2019
Thanks for your list.
It is helpful for me.
On 6th December 2019
can i use a 400 watt rice cooker from europe in a 110V canadian outlet supply without damaging it ? what will happen if I do?
By cw on 4th December 2019
Thanks. Very nice compilation.
It would be very useful to include the next items:
videobeam, 8-port network switch,
On 11th September 2019
Hi MikeBowe, the voltage is not relevant to the power an appliance will draw, so the listings of Power here will suit any voltage.
By Daft Logic on 24th August 2019
Is this table for 220v or 110v it does not say
By MikeBowe on 24th August 2019
Valuble content. Keep up good work.
By Zungu Lindokuhle S. on 18th August 2019
it is very helpful for the load calculation
On 8th August 2019
How can I get all this low what appliances?
On 15th July 2019
Some of these are ridiculously low. Ie vacuum cleaner. Mine is 1400 but start up surge is enough to overload a 2.1kw generator unless everything else even my 8.5 watt led lightbulbs are switched off. It's mid range power wise, powerful ones are around 2000watts. Ive never seen an air conditioner that uses less than 2500 - 3000 watts often more and that's constant not starting draw. I have a small microwave that's 750 watt and I have to increase recommended cooking time for average is power is round 900-1100. All my examples are close to new or new appliances. Where can I buy a 200 watt vacuum? Lol
On 2nd July 2019
Hi Dennis, We are often making updates and corrections so a PDF would quickly become out of date.
By Daft Logic on 23rd June 2019
Please why don't you make it PDF so that we can download it
By Dennis on 23rd June 2019
Mobile battery waat rating
By Sonu sN on 11th June 2019
By 123456789 on 24th May 2019
On 7th May 2019
Thanks for useful contents
By Mohan singh on 13th April 2019
On 24th March 2019
Can You add wall fan and school air-conditioner as soon as possible. Thank You!
On 17th March 2019
We run our office computers on solar electric, using low-power Portwell motherboards and survived a 13-day mains failure in a sunny period in December 2018. I added two solar panels, and am trying to run my medium size fridge on a sem-cloudy day today, following messenger power company failures. Gaborone, Botswana
By David Young on 16th February 2019
Thanks for the information
By Jack on 25th January 2019
I want to total Power Req On 9 celling fan / 51 Desktop / 51 Lights / 2 ton Ac 2nos how man re Wattas
On 17th January 2019
Now there are 12 volt appliances like 12v fridge, 12v freezer, 12v kettle, 12v hot plate stove, 12v dry iron with spray, 12v plasma TV (rechargeable), 12v sound systems (rechargeable), 12v hair dryer, 12v hair straightener, 12v led bulbs and security lights etc which avoids the use of an inverter. The inverter requires it's own power to run before it steps up power to run 220v appliances and has limitations depending how many watts the inverter is.
By Austin Menzi Moyo Snr on 27th December 2018
Hi, can you give an example (make & model) of a water purifier please?
By Daft Logic on 19th December 2018
can you add a water purifier please
On 18th December 2018
Thanks for the feedback matilda. We are looking to add more and even a form to allow others to request to add/modify entires.
By Daft Logic on 18th October 2018
could you please add some more appiance im curiouse about a lot ;)
By matilda on 16th October 2018
Hi Brunis, do you have any examples? We are keen to reduce mistakes.
By Daft Logic on 3rd October 2018
I found your numbers outrageously high, i was looking for a date to confirm it was old non standards compliant equipment.
By Brunis on 3rd October 2018
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