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List of the Power Consumption of Typical Household Appliances

Turn that TV o 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 o the 4 lights in the room?

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The best way to compare the cost of running di erent appliances is to look at their power consumption, which
Tim Wu is measure of how much power they use in Watts. The following list points out typical values for the wattage of
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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

Co ee 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 1/7
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Appliance Minimum Maximum Standby References

Electric Mower 1500W 1500W N/A

Electric Shaver 15W 20W N/A

Food Blender 300W 400W N/A

Fridge / Freezer 150W 400W N/A

Game Console 120W 200W N/A [1]

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] 2/7
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Appliance Minimum Maximum Standby References

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 nd out the correct power consumption.

Further Reading and Relevant Articles

Some relevant online articles for further information and reading.

Does Having Appliances on Standby Use Power? [ ]

Comments For This Page

This is helpful, it con rms something I already gured out: this 400 watt desk fan is monstrous, and electronics circa 1950 weren't built
for feint of heart.
On 10th August 2017

Hi Foster, without knowing the exact numbers, I would say a newer fan would be more e cient in terms of air blown per Watt used.
However a newer fan may also just push more air and use more power overall. So if you prefer a low setting I would say to look in to a
new mini desk fan as there is not much point in having a large fan running on a low setting all the time.
By Daft Logic on 8th August 2017

I am using an older model (80's Panasonic F-1609H 16" desk fan) usually on low setting...Would a newer fan be signi cantly more
power friendly?
By Foster on 6th August 2017 3/7
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It was so helpful for my physics project

By Geo Jolly on 31st July 2017

Many thanks. Quite Helpful.

On 29th July 2017

home theater wattage

On 11th July 2017

Please could u calculate the points of any apliance and add the amount payable.the page is very useful.
By Apology on 12th June 2017

Game Console has been added

By Daft Logic on 30th May 2017

Many thanks -- Good to have

By Yoga on 30th May 2017

This is good. Could you add gaming console to the list?

By Tk on 27th May 2017

The units of Watts are derived from metric base units, therefore a Watt is a metric unit.

By Daft Logic on 26th May 2017

I'm confused. Are these measurements imperial or metric?

On 26th May 2017

Kindly add Geyser in the list

By Rajib Biswas on 15th May 2017

Could you please add a "window unit,air conditioner..."

Thank you.

On 15th May 2017

The de nition of the unit watt is joules per second. Watts per hour for example, does not make any sense. That would mean joules per
second per hour.
On 9th May 2017 4/7
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Watts per what? Year? Month? Day? Hour?

On 7th May 2017

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 out tting a mobile shop and need to determine power inverter
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 5/7
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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

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