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resistive load examples...

A resistive load contains no inductance and as such there is no difference between the watts required to start and run it, the load is more or less the same; light bulbs, toasters, convection ovens, hot plates, curling irons and coffee makers are all examples of resistive loads.

To assist you in calculating the power requirement for your home or business, we have compiled a list of common household/office appliances and their ‘typical’ power requirements in watts.

Please... no emails pointing out that these values don't match those of your own appliances... they are provided as a rough guide only and may differ from the actual power requirement of your household appliances. If you can get nameplate data from your appliances, your calculations will be more accurate.

Appliance Running Watts Appliance Running Watts
Blender 200 Flood Lights 500/1000/1500 etc
CD Player CD Player 100 Electric Range 1750
Computer and Monitor 800 Toaster 1650
Laser Printer 720 Oven 3500
Ink Jet Printer 350 Radio 200
Photocopier 1600 Security Alarm System 200
Hair Dryer 900 Kettle 1500
Iron 1000 Television 300
Incandescent Bulbs 60/80/100 etc Rice Cooker 300

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