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|
|42 Inch LED TV||58W||60W||0.3W|||
|46 Inch LED TV||60W||70W||1W|||
|49 Inch LED TV||85W||85W||1W|
|55 Inch LED TV||116W||116W||0.5W|||
|60W light bulb (Incandescent)||60W||60W||0W|||
|65 Inch LED TV||120W||130W||1W|||
|82 Inch LED TV||228W||295W||0.5W|||
|9" disc sander||1200W||1200W||N/A|
|Amazon Echo Dot||2W||3W||N/A|
|Amazon Echo Show||2W||4W||0.1W|
|American-Style Fridge Freezer||40W||80W||N/A||American Fridge Freezer,Double Door Refrigerator|||
|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 Pressure Cooker||1000W||1000W||N/A||Pressure Cooker|||
|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 Car Charger||2000W||7000W||N/A|
|EV Home Charger||1600W||3400W||N/A|
|Evaporative Air Conditioner||2600W||2600W||N/A||Evaporative Cooler|||
|Extractor Fan||12W||12W||N/A||Bathroom Fan|||
|Fluorescent Lamp||28W||45W||N/A||Fluorescent Tube Light|||
|Food Blender||300W||400W||N/A||Mixer,Food Processor,Blender,Juice Blender,Juice Mixer|||
|Food Dehydrator||800W||800W||N/A||Tray Dehydrator|||
|Fridge / Freezer||150W||400W||N/A|
|Fryer||1000W||1000W||N/A||Deep Fat Fryer,Deep 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|
|Google Home Mini||15W||15W||2W||Google Nest Mini|||
|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|
|Heated Hair Rollers||400W||400W||N/A||Heated Rollers|||
|Home Air Conditioner||1000W||4000W||N/A||AC,A/C,Air Con|
|Home Internet Router||5W||15W||N/A||Router|
|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 , Electric Cooker|
|Inverter Air conditioner||1300W||1800W||N/A|
|Kitchen Extractor Fan||200W||200W||N/A|||
|LED Christmas Lights||5W||5W||N/A||Tree Lights|
|LED Light Bulb||7W||10W||0W||Energy Saver Bulb|||
|Mi Box||5W||7W||3W||Mi Box Android|
|Nintendo Switch AC Adapter||7W||40W||N/A|
|Outdoor Hot Tub||60W||500W||N/A||Canadian Spa,Outdoor spa|||
|Pedestal Fan||50W||60W||N/A||Tall Standing Fan,Floor Fan,Stand Fan|
|Philips Hue Smart Bulb||8W||9W||0.4W||Hue lights|
|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|
|Singer Sewing Machine||100W||100W||N/A|
|Sky Q 2TB Box||40W||40W||N/A||Sky Box|||
|Straightening Iron||75W||300W||N/A||Hair Straighteners,Hair Straighteners|
|Submersible Water Pump||200W||400W||N/A||Pool Pump,Sump Pump,Well 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||Clothes Washer||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||Water Cooler|||
|WiFi Booster||1W||2W||N/A||WiFi Repeater,WiFi Extender,Range Extender|
|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
Google Home Mini has now been added
By Daft Logic on 25th November 2020
they need to add the google home mini in here
On 25th November 2020
Cordless Drill Charger 70W 150W
By Imran khan on 25th November 2020
My concern is to know, the difference in term of electricity consumption between a new appliance and an old one
By heritier mufwankolo on 13th October 2020
Hi MD, the values are in Watts. To avoid complications we do not estimate or factor in how long each appliance is used for, only how much power it consumes when on.
By Daft Logic on 4th October 2020
Hi, very informative. However, I would recommend adding the time for the value, e.g. a coffee maker uses 800W per hour? or per coffee making cycle? which would be a big difference as the coffee is made in approx 10 minutes. If all values are values Watt-per-hour please state that too somewhere (unless I missed it). Thanks; keep up the good work
By MD on 4th October 2020
very useful - helpful, we must know the power consumption each appliance
By the Nights Dev on 13th September 2020
Very helpful. Thanks for compiling. Would be great to have separate numbers for Central Air Conditioning - heating only and cooling only for lowest efficiency units.
By New Mexican on 24th August 2020
By Swann on 24th August 2020
By Marcel on 8th July 2020
Did the energy meter became as per load?
On 3rd July 2020
Thank you for your information
By Janaka on 3rd July 2020
On 1st July 2020
Very informarive thank you very much
By Joey mac. Philippines on 30th June 2020
On 24th June 2020
Hiarze thermocool Htf 519 chest freezer
On 11th June 2020
Awesome, you're guys done a marvelous job it's very important information.realy good
By Syed Hammad Ali on 3rd June 2020
Very nice information. Thanks.
By Toe on 29th May 2020
Very helpful. Thanks so much
On 15th May 2020
I like it, it helped with my school thing.
But needs more types of lights, especially fluorescent tube lights.
In case you're wondering, CHICKEN isn't my real name...
By CHICKEN on 11th May 2020
Where is the list? I even put in appliance name and nothing???
On 7th May 2020
For those wondering how to use all this - watts (power) is voltage x amperage. To make an easy example, a 100W globe will draw 1 amp at 100 volts.. 2 amps at 50 volts. While this probably doesn't matter to you it will help understand that it doesn't matter if it's referring to 110v or 220/240v countries. The wattage stays the same.
The power company will charge you per kilowatt hour (kWh) . That is the power used for a period time. So the 100W rated globe above needs to run for 10 hours to use 1kw of power. If the company charges 20 cents per kWh then that 100w globe costs you 20 cents to run for 10 hours, 10 cents for 5 hours etc. But a 1000W globe would cost 20 cents for 1 hour (as it draws 10x the power), 10 cents for half and hour etc.
By Jimmy on 5th May 2020
What is an American Style fridge? Chart says it operates on 40W, yet my Chromebook uses 45W.
By Guy Macher on 2nd May 2020
Then how many volts will be enough for all that appliances
By Yunus on 27th April 2020
Keep it up guys
On 23rd April 2020
wonderful, very very very very helpful and resourceful
On 22nd April 2020
Yeah this information is very helpful. Thanks
By Sanusi Garba Koko on 17th April 2020
These are not all perfectly accurate. But i suppose its only a simple guide.
On 17th April 2020
Hi, it lists the KW, so the rate at which power is consumed. KWh com in to play when you factor in how the the appliance is used for, but that is outside the scope of this data.
By Daft Logic on 24th March 2020
is this per hour for each appliance?
On 23rd March 2020
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