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.

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.

Appliance Minimum Maximum Standby Other Name(s) References Notes
100W light bulb (Incandescent) 100W 100W 0W [1]
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 [1]
49 Inch LED TV 85W 85W 1W
60W light bulb (Incandescent) 60W 60W 0W [1]
9" disc sander 1200W 1200W N/A
Amazon Echo 3W 3W 2W
American-style Fridge Freezer 40W 50W N/A American Fridge Freezer
Apple TV 3W 6W 0.3W [1]
Ceiling Fan 60W 70W 0W [1]
Clock radio 1W 2W N/A
Clothes Dryer 1000W 4000W N/A Tumble Dryer
Coffee Maker 800W 1400W N/A
Computer Monitor 25W 30W N/A [1]
Cooker Hood 20W 30W 0W [1]
Corded Drill 600W 850W N/A [1]
Corded Electric Handheld Leaf Blower 2500W 2500W N/A [1]
Cordless Drill Charger 70W 150W N/A
Curling Iron 25W 35W 0W [1]
DAB Mains Radio 5W 9W N/A Radio
Deep Freezer 19W 19W N/A Chest Freezer [1] 168 Kwh/year
Dehumidifier 240W 240W N/A [1]
Desktop Computer 100W 450W N/A [1]
Dishwasher 1200W 1500W N/A
Domestic Water Pump 200W 300W 0W Shower Water Pump [1]
DVD Player 26W 60W N/A
Electric Blanket 200W 200W N/A
Electric Heater Fan 2000W 3000W N/A [1]
Electric Kettle 1200W 3000W 0W
Electric Mower 1500W 1500W N/A
Electric Shaver 15W 20W N/A
Electric Stove 800W 1000W N/A
Electric Tankless Water Heater 6600W 8800W N/A [1]
Espresso Coffee Machine 1300W 1500W N/A Espresso Machine
EV Home Charger 1600W 3400W N/A
Extractor Fan 12W 12W N/A Bathroom Fan [1]
Food Blender 300W 400W N/A Mixer,Food Processor [1]
Food Dehydrator 800W 800W N/A Tray Dehydrator [1]
Freezer 30W 50W N/A
Fridge / Freezer 150W 400W N/A
Fryer 1000W 1000W N/A Deep Fat Fryer [1]
Game Console 120W 200W N/A [1]
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
Guitar Amplifier 20W 30W N/A
Hair Blow Dryer 1800W 2500W N/A Blow Dryer, Hair Dryer, Hair Drier
Heated Bathroom Mirror 50W 100W N/A
Home Air Conditioner 1000W 4000W N/A
Home Internet Router 5W 15W N/A
Home Phone 3W 5W 2W DECT Telephone
Home Sound System 95W 95W 1W [1]
Hot Water Dispenser 1200W 1300W N/A Instant Hot Water Tap [1]
Hot Water Immersion Heater 3000W 3000W N/A
Humidifier 35W 40W N/A [1]
Induction Hob (per hob) 1400W 1800W N/A Induction Stove, Induction Cooking Stove
Inkjet Printer 20W 30W N/A Printer
Inverter Air conditioner 1300W 1800W N/A
Iron 1000W 1000W N/A Electric Iron
Laptop Computer 50W 100W N/A Laptop
Lawnmower 1000W 1400W N/A
LED Light Bulb 7W 10W 0W Energy Saver Bulb [1][2]
Mi Box 5W 7W 3W Mi Box Android
Microwave 600W 1700W 3W Microwave Oven [1][2]
Night Light 1W 1W 0W
Oven 2150W 2150W N/A Electric Oven
Paper Shredder 200W 220W N/A
Pedestal Fan 50W 60W N/A
Percolator 800W 1100W N/A Coffee Maker [1]
Philips Hue Smart Bulb 8W 9W 0.4W
Phone Charger 4W 7W N/A Smart Phone Charger,Cell Phone Charger
Power Shower 7500W 10500W 0W [1]
Pressure Cooker 700W 700W N/A [1]
Projector 220W 270W 1W
Refrigerator 100W 200W N/A
Rice Cooker 200W 500W N/A [1]
Sandwich Maker 700W 1000W N/A Sandwich Press, Sandwich Toaster
Scanner 10W 18W N/A
Sewing Machine 70W 80W N/A [1]
Slow Cooker 160W 180W N/A [1]
Steam Iron 2200W 2500W N/A [1]
Steriliser 650W 650W N/A Sterilizer [1]
Straightening Iron 75W 300W N/A Hair Straighteners,Hair Straighteners
Strimmer 300W 500W N/A
Submersible Water Pump 360W 400W N/A [1]
Table Fan 10W 25W N/A Desk Fan
Tablet Charger 10W 15W N/A
Tablet Computer 5W 10W N/A [1]
Toaster 800W 1800W 0W [1]
Treadmill 280W 900W N/A
Tube Light (1500mm) 22W 22W N/A
TV (19" colour) 40W 100W 1W [1]
Vacuum Cleaner 700W 900W 0W [1]
Wall Fan 45W 60W 0W
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 Dispenser 100W 100W N/A [1]
Water Feature 35W 35W N/A
Water Filter and Cooler 70W 100W N/A [1]
Wine cooler (18 bottles) 83W 83W 0W [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.

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Comments For This Page

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
thank you

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
very helpful
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
Thank You. I found it helpful
On 7th September 2018
thank you

On 10th August 2018
Awesome! Thank you so much I have just received an 800$ power bill I have something to show my husband!!!!!!!
By JEWELZ on 12th July 2018
Inverter kitna watt consume karta hai
By Bhushan on 5th July 2018
Gizzmo, it applies to appliances no mater where they are.
By Daft Logic on 20th June 2018

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