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

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Overloading a circuit can lead to extreme temperatures, and this, in turn, can create fire hazards and damage your appliance.

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

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

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

#1. General Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Ceiling fanBetween 0.5 to 1 amp
Central ACBetween 15 to 60 amps
DehumidifierBetween 5.8 to 6.8 amps
Electric heater12.5 amps
Electric water heater18.8 amps
Tankless water heaterBetween 42-167 amps
Furnace fan blower15 to 20 amps
Garage door openerFour amps
Heat pump9 to 13 amps
Humidifier7.5 amps
Common light bulb0.54 to 0.9 amps
LED light bulb0.3 amps
Space heater12.5 amps
Sump pump (1/2HP)7.8 amps
Sump pump (1/3HP)3.7 amps
Tube light0.2 amps
Well water pump13 amps
Window air conditioner Between 3.8 to 20 amps
Vacuum cleaner9.0 amps

#2. Kitchen Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Air fryer15 amps
Coffee makerBetween 5 to 8 amps
Cooker hoodBetween 5 to 7 amps
Deeper freezer2 to 3.5 amps
DishwasherTen amps
Electric can opener1.4 amps 
Electric kettle13 amps
Electric oven30 to 50 amps
Electric stoveBetween 3.0 to 5 amps
Espresso coffee machine13 amps
Food blender5 to 6 amps
Hot water dispenser6.25 amps
Induction hobBetween 20 to 42 amps
MicrowaveTen amps
Modern fridge6.04 amps
Pressure cooker16.9 amps
Refrigerator10 to 20 amps
Rice cookerBetween 2 to 12 amps
Wine cooler20 amps

#3. Laundry Appliances

AppliancesAmps Used
Bathroom towel heaterSix amps
Electric clothes dryerBetween 7.5 amps and 30 amps
Gas clothes dryerFour amps
Curling iron13 amps
Extractor fan1.0 to 2.0 amps
Heated bathroom mirrorFive amps
Hair dryer15 amps
IronTen amps
Power shower40 amps
Washing machine15 amps

#4. Entertainment Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Apple TV7.2 amps
Computer monitor<0.5 amps
Desktop computer1.3 amps
Sound system2 to 10 amps
Guitar amplifierTwo amps
Laptop2 to 3 amps
Stereo2 to 10 amps
Nintendo Switch1.5 amps
Television 55″ UHD<0.5 amps
Video game system2.5 to 5 amps
VCR/DVD player<0.5

#5. More Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Cell phone charger1 amp
Two-way radio13.34 amps
Clock radio0.5 amps
Copy machine15 amps
Electric door bell20 amps
Electric mower6 to 12 amps
Laser printer<0.5 amps
Inkjet printer3 to 5 amps
Sewing machine0.5 to 12 amps
Tablet chargerTwo amps
Electric blanketSix amps
Electric trimmer2.5 to 4.8 amps
Paper shredder15 amps
Projector1.9 amps
Treadmill20 amps
Water dispenser14 amps
Water filter and cooler4.2 amps
Telephone charger<0.5 amps

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:

#1. General Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Central AC15 to 60 amps
Electric heater12.5 amps
Electric water heater 18.8 amps
Tankless water heater120 amps
Furnace fan blowerBetween 15 to 20 amps
Heat pump13 amps
Space heater12 amps
Well water pump13 amps
Two-way radio13.34 amps
Copy machine15 amps
Electric door bell20 amps
Electric mower12 amps
Paper shredder15 amps
Treadmill20 amps
Window air conditioner 20 amps

#2. Laundry Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Curling iron13 amps
Hair dryer15 amps
IronTen amps
Power shower40 amps
Washing machine12 to 15 amps

#3. Kitchen Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Air fryer15 amps
DishwasherTen amps
Electric kettle13 amps
Electric ovenBetween 30 to 50 amps
Espresso coffee machine13 amps
Induction bob20 to 42 amps
MicrowaveTen amps
Pressure cooker16.9 amps
Refrigerator10 to 20 amps
Rice cooker12 amps
Water dispenser14 amps
Wine cooler20 amps 

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:

#1. General Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Ceiling fan0.5 to 1 amp
Garage door openerFour amps
Common light bulbBetween 0.54 to 0.90
LED light bulb0.3 amps
Sump pump (1/3HP) 3.7 amps
Dehumidifierbetween 5.8 to 6.8 amps
Humidifier7.5 amps
Tube light0.2 amps
Electric blanketSix amps
Cell phone charger1 amp
Electric trimmer2.5 to 4.8 amps
Projector1.9 amps
Clock radio0.5 amp
Inkjet printer3.5 amps
Laser printer<0.5 amp
Sewing machineBetween 0.5 to 2 amps
Tablet chargerTwo amps
Satellite TV box0.5

#2. Kitchen Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Deep freezer2 to 3.5 amps
Hot water dispenser6.25 amps
Blender5 to 6 amps
Electric can opener1.4 amps
Cooker hoodBetween 5 to 7 amps
Coffee maker5 to 8 amps
Water filter and cooler4.2 amps
Two slice toaster4.0 amps
Four slice toaster9.0 amps

#3. Entertainment Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Nintendo Switch1.5 amps
Video game system2.5 amps to 5 amps
Computer system<0.5 amps
Desktop computer1.3 amps
Guitar amplifierTwo amps
Television 55″ UHD<0.5 amps
LaptopTwo amps to 3 amps
Sound systemTwo amps to 10 amps
StereoTwo amps to 10 amps

#4. Laundry Appliances

ApplianceAmps Used
Bathroom towel heaterSix amps
Gas clothes dryerFour amps
Extractor fan1.0 amp to 2 amps
Heated bathroom mirrorFive amps

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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