What is the average wattage rating for common electrical appliances?


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Some average wattage ratings for common electrical appliances include 1500 watts for a coffee maker, 1100 watts for a toaster and 300 watts for a humidifier, according to Wholesale Solar. A wattage rating refers to the number of watts used to power the appliance for an hour.

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Additional average wattage ratings of some larger common appliances include 3400 watts for an electric clothes dryer, 3000 watts for an oven, 1200 watts for a 16-cubic foot refrigerator and 339 watts for a plasma TV. Wattage ratings can vary across appliance categories, as some appliances are more efficient than others, thus consuming less power. For example, an efficient laptop may rate as 60 watts, while a less efficient laptop can have a rating of 250 watts.

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