Typical Power Requirements - Solar Electricity Handbook 2011: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems - Michael Boxwell 

Solar Electricity Handbook 2011: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems - Michael Boxwell (2011)

Appendix C. Typical Power Requirements

When creating your power analysis, you need to establish the power requirements for your system. The best way is to measure the actual power consumption using a watt meter.

Finding a ballpark figure for similar devices is the least accurate way of finding out your true power requirements. However, for an initial project analysis it can be a useful way of getting some information quickly:

Household and office

Air conditioning – 2500w

Air cooling – 700w

Cell phone charger – 10w

Central heating pump – 800w

Central heating controller – 20w

Clothes dryer – 2750w

Coffee maker – espresso – 1200w

Coffee percolator – 600w

Computer systems:

– Broadband modem – 25w

– Broadband and wireless – 50w

– Desktop PC – 240w

– Document scanner – 40w

– Laptop – 45w

– Monitor – 17" flat screen – 70w

– Monitor – 19" flat screen – 85w

– Monitor – 22" flat screen – 120w

– Netbook – 15w

– Network hub – large – 100w

– Network hub – small – 20w

– Inkjet printer – 250w

– Laser printer – 350w

– Server – large – 2200w

– Server – small              – 1200w

Deep fat fryer – 1450w

Dishwasher – 1200w

Electric blanket – double – 100w

Electric blanket – single – 50w

Electric cooker – 10000w

Electric toothbrush – 1w

Fan – ceiling – 80w

Fan – desk – 60w

Fish tank – 5w

Food mixer – 130w

Fridge – 12 cu. ft. – 280w

Fridge – caravan fridge – 110w

Fridge – solar energy saving – 5w

Fridge-freezer – 16 cu. ft. – 350w

Fridge-freezer – 20 cu. ft. – 420w

Hair dryer – 1000w

Heater – fan – 2000w

Heater – halogen spot heater – 1000w

Heater – oil filled radiator – 1000w

Heater – underfloor (per m²) – 80w

Iron – 1000w

Iron – steam – 1500w

Iron – travel – 600w

Kettle – 2000w

Kettle – travel – 700w

Lightbulb – energy saving – 11w

Lightbulb – fluorescent – 60w

Lightbulb – halogen – 50w

Lightbulb – incandescent – 60w

Microwave oven – large – 1400w

Microwave oven – small – 900w

Music system – large – 250w

Music system – small – 80w

Photocopier – 1600w

Power shower – 240w

Radio – 15w

Sewing machine – 75w

Shaver – 15w

Slow cooker – 200w

Television:

– LCD 15" – 50w

– LCD 20" – 80w

– LCD 24" – 120w

– LCD 32" – 200w

– DVD player – 80w

– Set top box – 25w

– Video games console – 45w

Toaster – 1200w

Upright freezer – 250w

Vacuum cleaner              - 700w

Washing machine – 550w

Water heater – immersion – 1000w

Garden and DIY

Concrete mixer – 1400w

Drill:

– Bench drill – 1500w

– Hammer drill – 1150w

– Handheld drill – 700w

– Cordless drill charger – 100w

Electric bike charger – 100w

Flood light:

– Halogen – large – 500w

– Halogen – small – 150w

– Fluorescent – 36w

– LED – 5w

Hedge trimmer – 500w

Lathe – small – 650w

Lathe – large – 900w

Lawn mower:

– Cylinder mower – small – 400w

– Cylinder mower – large – 700w

– Hover mower – small – 900w

– Hover mower – large – 1400w

Lawn raker – 400w

Pond:

– Small filter – 20w

– Large filter – 80w

– Small fountain pump – 50w

– Large fountain pump – 200w

Rotavator – 750w

Saw:

– Chainsaw – 1150w

– Jigsaw – 550w

– Angle grinder – small – 1050w

– Angle grinder – large – 2000w

Shed light:

– Large energy saving – 11w

– Small energy saving – 5w

Strimmer – small – 250w

Strimmer – large – 500w

Caravans, boats and recreational vehicles

Air cooling – 400w

Air heating – 750w

Coffee percolator – 400w

Fridge:

– Cool box – small – 50w

– Cool box – large – 120w

– Electric/gas fridge – 110w

– Low energy solar fridge – 5w

Kettle – 700w

Fluorescent light – 10w

Halogen lighting – 10w

LED lighting – 5w