How much energy do my household appliances use?

List of the Power Consumption of Typical Household Appliances.

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
100W light bulb (Incandescent) 100W 100W
25″ colour TV 150W 150W
3″ belt sander 1000W 1000W
60W light bulb (Incandescent) 60W 60W
9″ disc sander 1200W 1200W
Ceiling Fan 25W 75W
Clock radio 1W 2W
Clothes Dryer 1000W 4000W
Coffee Maker 800W 1400W
Cordless Drill Charger 70W 150W
Desktop Computer 100W 450W
Dishwasher 1200W 1500W
Electric Blanket 200W 200W
Electric Heater Fan 2000W 3000W
Electric Kettle 1200W 3000W
Electric Mower 1500W 1500W
Electric Shaver 15W 20W
Food Blender 300W 400W
Fridge / Freezer 150W 400W
Game Console 120W 200W
Hair Blow dryer 1800W 2500W
Home Air Conditioner 1000W 4000W
Home Internet Router 5W 15W
Hot Water Immersion Heater 3000W 3000W
Inkjet Printer 20W 30W
Inverter Air conditioner 1300W 1800W
Iron 1000W 1000W
Laptop Computer 50W 100W
Lawnmower 1000W 1400W
LED Light Bulb 7W 10W
Microwave 600W 1700W
Oven 2150W 2150W
Power Shower 7500W 10500W
Rice Cooker 200W 250W
Scanner 10W 18W
Smart Phone Charger 4W 7W
Strimmer 300W 500W
Submersible Water Pump 400W 400W
Table Fan 10W 25W
Tablet Charger 10W 15W
Tablet Computer 5W 10W
Toaster 800W 1800W
TV (19″ colour) 40W 100W
Vacuum Cleaner 200W 700W
Washing Machine 500W 500W
Water Dispenser 100W 100W
Water Feature 35W 35W
Water Filter and Cooler 70W 100W

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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