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 Standby References
100W light bulb (Incandescent) 100W 100W 0W [1]
25" colour TV 150W 150W N/A
3" belt sander 1000W 1000W N/A
60W light bulb (Incandescent) 60W 60W 0W [1]
9" disc sander 1200W 1200W N/A
Ceiling Fan 25W 75W 0W
Clock radio 1W 2W N/A
Clothes Dryer 1000W 4000W N/A
Coffee Maker 800W 1400W N/A
Cordless Drill Charger 70W 150W N/A
Desktop Computer 100W 450W N/A
Dishwasher 1200W 1500W N/A
Electric Blanket 200W 200W N/A
Electric Heater Fan 2000W 3000W N/A
Electric Kettle 1200W 3000W 0W
Electric Mower 1500W 1500W N/A
Electric Shaver 15W 20W N/A
Food Blender 300W 400W N/A
Fridge / Freezer 150W 400W N/A
Hair Blow dryer 1800W 2500W N/A
Home Air Conditioner 1000W 4000W N/A
Home Internet Router 5W 15W N/A
Inkjet Printer 20W 30W N/A
Inverter Air conditioner 1300W 1800W N/A
Iron 1000W 1000W N/A
Laptop Computer 50W 100W N/A
Lawnmower 1000W 1400W N/A
LED Light Bulb 7W 10W 0W [1][2]
Microwave 600W 1700W 3W [1][2]
Oven 2150W 2150W N/A
Power Shower 7500W 10500W N/A
Rice Cooker 200W 250W N/A
Scanner 10W 18W N/A
Smart Phone Charger 4W 7W N/A
Strimmer 300W 500W N/A
Submersible Water Pump 400W 400W N/A
Table Fan 10W 25W N/A
Tablet Charger 10W 15W N/A
Tablet Computer 5W 10W N/A [1]
Toaster 800W 1800W 0W [1]
TV (19" colour) 40W 100W 1W [1]
Vacuum Cleaner 200W 700W 0W
Washing Machine 500W 500W N/A
Water Feature 35W 35W N/A
Water Filter and Cooler 70W 100W N/A [1]

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.

Further Reading and Relevant Articles

Light Bulb Power Consumption

Some relevant online articles for further information and reading.

Does Having Appliances on Standby Use Power? [ ]

Comments For This Page

Thanks a lot,very informative
By Mawusi on 26th April 2017
Hi, please how much am I supposed to pay as in cash for using a 19 colour tv %uD83D%uDCFA which minimum and maximum consumption are 40W and 100W respectively
By Emmanuel on 11th April 2017
Watts per ??
On 7th April 2017
By austin brassard on 5th April 2017
Hi, can i know for a domestic elevator model (3 feet height max) what would be the kw of the dc motor required?
On 4th April 2017
Cordless Drill Charger has been added.
By Daft Logic on 30th March 2017
Very useful, thank you. Could you please add cordless drill charger? Im outfitting a mobile shop and need to determine power inverter requirements.
By Stefan on 30th March 2017
Tablet Computer has been added
By Daft Logic on 26th March 2017
Hello could you please add a tablet that would be muchly appreciated
By Liam on 26th March 2017
Hi, Rice Cooker has been added to the list
By Daft Logic on 23rd March 2017
This is a very helpful page, thank you, but you can add "rice cooker" in the power consumption of appliances in the table/list.

Thank you!
By ipw on 22nd March 2017
thank you

On 26th February 2017
Good but make downloadable document.
By Lai Lawal on 16th February 2017
very useful information is getting here,thank you so much

On 8th February 2017
which of these is better, running a 5 100ah of inverter battery with a 3.5kva inverter, and with a 7kva inverter

On 8th February 2017
Thanks a lot for this page. it helps me in calculation you are the best...
On 21st January 2017
Really useful page, thanks for putting this up. Priya, you are a muppet.
By SBH on 17th January 2017
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On 17th January 2017
Thank u sooo much, u help me a lot!!!
On 15th January 2017
0W in the standby column means it consumes no power when not being used. So appliances with a "hard" switch that cuts off all power rather than go in to a standby mode.
By Daft Logic on 11th January 2017

What does oW mean?

I'm trying to figure out if appliances that are plugged in with the power switch on (like in the UK) consume any power?

I'm talking about appliances like a water kettle, bread toaster, kitchen fan extractor etc.
By Sam on 11th January 2017
Mower has lots

On 6th January 2017
Hi I was wondering how much energy it takes to charge a mobile phone or a tablet like an iPhone.
By Jan on 3rd January 2017
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On 4th December 2016
You could also add cost of power consumption.but it is good
By Aravind on 15th November 2016
thank you sooooooooo much !!!
By liwin paul on 15th November 2016
Water Filter and Cooler has been added
By Daft Logic on 2nd November 2016
May I get to know about the wattage of water filter ........
On 2nd November 2016
thank you so much!! you made my project easy!!! Maybe you could add what types of energy the appliances use?? but the is so good!!
By Eloise on 30th October 2016

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