Power Consumption Table

power consumption table

The figures in this table are approximate. The actual power consumption of your household appliances may vary significantly from the figures in this chart. Before you do a final load calculation for your household, we strongly recommend checking the tags and owners manuals for your appliances to get precise figures.

Each figure given for Watts used. This is converted to watt-hours by multiplying watts used by hours used. Many items, such as garage door openers, are used much less than 1 hour per day. Our PDF load calculation form will automatically calculate any appliance's Watt-hour consumption according the fraction of hours used per day, down to 0.1 hours. (0.1 hr = 1/10 of an hour = 6 minutes)

Items marked (n/a) would normally be replaced by non-electric equivalents in homes using alternative energy systems.

Appliance – Watts Appliance – Watts Appliance – Watts
Coffee pot – 200 Garage door opener – 350 Compact Fluorescent (CF)

vs. Incandescent Wattage*


Coffee maker – 800 Ceiling fan – 10-50
Toaster – 800-1500 Table fan – 10-25 40 watt incan. – 11 watt CF
Popcorn popper – 250 Electric blanket – 200 60 watt incan. – 16 watt CF
Blender – 300 Blow dryer – 1000 75 watt incan. – 20 watt CF
Microwave – 600-1500 Shaver – 15 100 watt incan. – 30 watt CF
Waffle iron – 1200 Water Pik – 100 Hedge trimmer – 450
Hot plate – 1200 Computer… Weed eater – 500
Frying pan – 1200 laptop – 20-50 1/4" drill – 250
Dishwaher – 1200-1500 desktop – 80-150 1/2" drill – 750
Gbg. disposal – 450 printer – 100 1" drill – 1000
Washing machine… Typewriter – 80-200 9" disc sander – 1200
automatic – 500 TV (25" color) – 150 3" belt sander – 1000
manual – 300 TV (19" color) – 70 12" chain saw – 1100
Vaccuum… TV (12" B&W) – 20 14" band saw – 1100
upright – 200-700 VCR – 40 7 1/4" circ. saw – 900
handheld – 100 CD player – 35 8 1/4" circ. saw – 1400
Sewing Machine – 100 Portable stereo – 10-30 Refrig./Freezer – Conventional…
Iron – 1000 Clock radio – 1 20 cubic feet – 540
Clothes dryer… Car stereo – 8 16 cubic feet – 475
electric (n/a) – 4000 Sattelite dish – 30 Sun Frost Refrig./Freezer (DC*)…
gas heated – 300-400 CB radio – 5 16 cubic feet – 112
Heater (n/a)… Electric clock – 3 12 cubic feet – 70
engine block – 150-1000 Radio telephone… Vestfrost Refrig./Freezer…
portable – 1500 receive – 5 10.5 cubic feet – 60
waterbed – 400 transmit – 40-150 Freezer – Conventional…
stock tank – 100 Lights… 14 cubic feet FF – 440
Furnace blower – 300-1000 100w incan. – 100 14 cubic feet – 350
Air Conditioner (n/a)… 25w CF – 28 Sun Frost Freezer (DC)…
room – 1000 50w DC incan. – 50 19 cubic feet – 112
central – 2000-5000 40w DC halogen – 40 Vestfrost Freezer…
Electric mower (n/a) – 1500 20w CF – 22 7.5 cubic feet – 50

 

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