Asked by: Aniceto Bodendorfer
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th March, 2020

How many amps do household appliances draw?

Ratings of commonly used household appliances
Domestic Portable Appliance Amps Used Watts Used
Kettle 13 3000
Satellite TV box <0.5 30
Printer <0.5 50
Radio <0.5 40

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Similarly, it is asked, how many amps does a washing machine draw?

Most clothes washers can draw 15 ampsbut thats not the point. Code requires a 20 breaker for the laundry room, a 20 amp breaker means you will need to use 12-2 wire.

One may also ask, how much energy do household appliances use? These Appliances Cost the Most Money to Run

Appliance Typical Consumption Per Hour Cost Per Hour (at 10 cents per kilowatt-hour)
Clothes dryer/water heater 4,000 watts 40 cents
Water pump 3,000 watts 30 cents
Space heater 1,500 watts 15 cents
Hair dryer 1,200 watts 12 cents

Keeping this in view, how many amps does a fridge use?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average refrigerator uses approximately 725 watts of electricity and 15 to 20 amps, which can equal 10 percent or more of your home's total energy usage.

Does a washing machine need a 20 amp circuit?

Your laundry room needs a dedicated 20-amp circuit, according to the National Electrical Code, and it can service both the washing machine and a gas dryer. You can have more than one receptacle on this circuit, but all of them must be in the laundry room.

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