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Using too much electricity?

Here’s how to save!

On your appliance you will see the number of WATTS that the appliance uses. This number is usually stamped
underneath or at the back of your appliance.
An iron for example uses 1 500 WATTS.
This is 1,5 KILOWATTS.

(To change WATTS to KILOWATTS move the comma three spaces to the left, i.e. 1 500 = 1,5 kilowatts)
You then multiply the number of KILOWATTS by the price of one unit of electricity, for example 40 cents. (1,5 x 40 cents = 60 cents)
This is the cost of using an iron for 1 hour.

REMEMBER TO CHECK WHAT THE PRICE OF A KILOWATT HOUR (UNIT) IS IN YOUR AREA.

ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

1 line = 100 watt. A frying pan therefore uses 1 500 watts (15 lines).
1 000 watt per hour = 1 kW.h = 1 unit of electricity.
HOME:
Hair drier (400-1000 W) l l l l l 600 watt
Hair curlers l l l l 400 watt
Hi-Fi l 100 watt
Infrared lamp l l l 300 watt
Electric Blanket l 100 watt
Lights (average 10×75 W) l l l l l l l l 800 watt
Radio l 100 watt
Vacuum cleaner l l l l l l 600 watt
Iron (600-2 000 W) l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 1 500 watt
Television (66cm colour) l l l 300 watt
(48cm colour) l 80 watt
(66cm black and white) l 70 watt
Floor polisher l l l l 400 watt

KITCHEN:
Dishwasher l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 2 800 watt
Stove (3 000-8 000 W) depending on use
2 plates and oven together l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 3 000 watt
Frying pan l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 1 500 watt
Frier (rotating) l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 1 400 watt
Toaster l l l l l l l l l l l 1 100 watt
Coffee filter l l l l l 600 watt
Kettle (1 500-3 000 W) l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 2000 watt
Coffee grinder l l l 300 watt
Microwave oven l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 1 500 watt
Juice extractor (large) l l l 300 watt
Juice extractor (small) l 100 watt
Food mixer l l 200 watt
Freezer l l l l l l 600 watt
Waffle grill l l l l l l l l 800 watt
Warming tray (Salton) l l l l l l l l l 900 watt

HEATERS:
Oil l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 2 000 watt
Fan l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 2 000 watt
Ceramic/Capil l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 1 500 watt
Panel l l l l l l l l l l l 1 100 watt

LAUNDRY:
Washing machine
(1) Not heated l l l l l l l l 800 watt
(2) Automatic
(a) Heated l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 2000 watt
(b) Wash/dry motor l l l l l l l l 800 watt
Tumble drier l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 3000 watt
Geyser l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 3000 watt

GARAGE / WORKSHOP:
Battery charger l l l l l l 600 watt
Drill l l l l l 500 watt
Grinder l l l 300 watt
Soldering iron l l l 300 watt
Welder (portable and single phase) l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 3 000 watt

 

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