# Appliances Amperage Chart! (Kitchen, Laundry, & More)

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You should know the circuit’s voltage and the current the appliance draws so that you do not overload an outlet.

You should know the amperage each appliance in your home draws. This article will give you a good reference for common household appliances and how much current they draw.

Listed below are a few household appliances and their amperage ratings:

• Blender – 5 to 6 amps
• Ceiling fan – 1 amp
• Clock radio – 0.5 amp
• Iron – 10 amps
• Washing machine – 15 amps
• Vacuum cleaner – 9.0 amps
• Dishwasher – 10 amps
• Space heater – 12 amps
• Microwave – 10 amps
• Refrigerator – 10 amps
• Common light bulb – 0.90 amp

## Home Appliance Amperage Chart

Different home appliances use a varying amount of electricity; here are a few classes of those appliances:

## How to Tell How Many Amps an Appliance Uses?

The available electricity is in voltage, and the power the electricity produces is in watts.

Most outlets have 120 volts and some 220 volts. Divide the watt rating by the voltage of the outlet.

For instance, if you have a bulb with 200 watts on a receptacle of 120 volts, the amperage will be 1.7 amps.

You can also use ohm’s resistance law to calculate the number of amps your appliance draws.

Ohm’s law states that the voltage equals the amperage multiplied by the resistance. So divide the voltage of your outlet by the resistance of the load to get the amps.

To convert voltage to amperage, use this formula A=W/V. For instance, if you have a hair dryer rated 1250 watts, you can get the amperage by dividing the number of watts by the number of volts of the outlet.

For example, if you divide 1250 watts by 110 volts, the amps will be 11.36. This amp is the current the hair dryer draws when using it.

With this knowledge, you will avoid plugging two high amperage appliances in the same circuit and using them simultaneously.

## What Appliances Draw the Most Amps?

Some appliances draw more electricity than others. So, here are the appliances that consume electricity the most:

## What Appliances Draws the Less Amps

Some appliances draw less electricity as compared to others. So, here are the appliances that consume the least quantities of electricity:

## Conclusion

This quick guide lets you know how many amps your various appliances use. You can also check the appliance date plate for their exact amperage rating.

If you do not find it there, check the owner’s manual. You may see the wattage rating instead of amps. Use the information in this guide to convert wattage to amps.

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