Amp Chart For Household Appliances

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Discover our amp chart for household appliances so you can make sure your power sources can handle your devices.

The estimations below come from using our household appliance wattage chart and calculating the amp requirements for 120-volt (or 240-volt when relevant) needs.

Do keep in mind that the watt and volt needs of your specific devices can vary. Especially if you are not based in North America.

To play things safe, you would check the amp use of your actual home appliances instead of using general averages and typical values.

Kitchen Appliance Amp Chart

Kitchen ApplianceRunning AmpsStarting Amps
Air Fryer13.3 Amps13.3 Amps
Blender3.3 Amps7.1 Amps
Bread Machine7.1 Amps7.1 Amps
Coffee Maker5 Amps5 Amps
Cooker Hood1.3 Amps1.3 Amps
Deep Fryer12.5 Amps12.5 Amps
Dishwasher1.8 Amps4.5 Amps
Deep Freezer5 Amps13.8 Amps
Electric Frying Pan12.5 Amps12.5 Amps
Electric Grill13.8 Amps13.8 Amps
Electric Kettle12.5 Amps12.5 Amps
Electric Oven14.6 Amps14.6 Amps
Electric Stove12.5 Amps12.5 Amps
Food Dehydrator5 Amps5 Amps
Ice Maker2.5 Amps2.5 Amps
Juicer6.7 Amps6.7 Amps
Induction Cooktop (One Top)11.7 Amps15 Amps
Microwave Oven (650 Watts)8.3 Amps8.3 Amps
Microwave Oven (800 Watts)10.8 Amps10.8 Amps
Microwave Oven (1000 Watts)12.5 Amps12.5 Amps
Popcorn Machine5.4 Amps5.4 Amps
Pressure Cooker10 Amps10 Amps
Refrigerator6.7 Amps18.3 Amps
Rice Cooker5.8 Amps5.8 Amps
Sandwich Maker6.3 Amps6.3 Amps
Slow Cooker2.3 Amps2.3 Amps
Toaster10 Amps10 Amps
Waffle Iron8.3 Amps8.3 Amps
Wine Cooler0.8 Amps0.8 Amps
Kitchen Appliance Amp Estimation Chart

Daily Living Devices Amp Usage

Daily Living ApplianceRunning AmpsStarting Amps
Cell Phone Charger0.2 Amps0.2 Amps
Ceiling Fan0.6 Amps0.6 Amps
Central Air (2 Ton
= 24,000 BTU)
6.3 Amps18.75 Amps
Central Air (3 Ton
= 36,000 BTU)
9.4 Amps28.2 Amps
Central Air (4 Ton
= 48,000 BTU)
12.5 Amps37.5 Amps
Central Air (5 Ton
= 60,000 BTU)
15.6 Amps46.9 Amps
Dehumidifier4.2 Amps4.2 Amps
Garage Door Opener6 Amps12 Amps
Heat Pump (18000 BTU)9.4 Amps16.3 Amps
Hot Water Heater18.8 Amps18.8 Amps
Humidifier (13 Gallons)1.5 Amps1.5 Amps
Incandescent Light Bulbs0.5 Amps0.5 Amps
Inkjet Printer0.5 Amps0.5 Amps
Laptop2.1 Amps2.1 Amps
Laser Printer6.7 Amps6.7 Amps
LED Light Bulb0.1 Amps0.1 Amps
Portable Fan0.3 Amps1 Amp
Radiant Heater10.8 Amps10.8 Amps
Space Heater11 Amps11 Amps
Sump Pump (1/3 HP)6.7 Amps10.8 Amps
Sump Pump (1/2 HP)8.8 Amps17.9 Amps
Water Heater (50 Gallons)18.8 Amps18.8 Amps
Well Pump (1/3 HP)2.7 Amps4.4 Amps
Well Pump (1/2 HP)2.9 Amps5 Amps
Well Pump (1 HP)5.8 Amps10.4 Amps
Well Pump (2 HP)9.6 Amps16.7 Amps
Window Air Conditioner
(10,000 BTU)
8.3 Amps12.5 Amps
Window Air Conditioner
(12,000 BTU)
10 Amps15 Amps
Window Air Conditioner
(15,000 BTU)
12.5 Amps18.8 Amps
Daily Living Devices Amperage Chart

Personal Care Appliance Amp use

Personal Care ApplianceRunning AmpsStarting Amps
Clothes Dryer (Electric)22.5 Amps28.1 Amps
Clothes Dryer (Gas)5.8 Amps
(Assuming 120 Volts)
20.8 Amps
(Assuming 120 Volts)
Curling Iron0.8 Amps0.8 Amps
Electric Shaver0.1 Amps0.1 Amps
Hair Dryer15 Amps15.8 Amps
Iron10 Amps10 Amps
Straightening Iron0.8 Amps0.8 Amps
Vacuum Cleaner11.7 Amps11.7 Amps
Washing Machine5 Amps12.5 Amps
Personal Care Appliance Amp Use Estimations

Home Entertainment Amp Chart

Home Entertainment
Running AmpsStarting Amps
Computer Monitor0.7 Amps0.7 Amps
Desktop Computer2.5 Amps2.5 Amps
Flat Screen TV (20″)1 Amp1 Amp
Flat Screen TV (46″)1.6 Amps1.6 Amps
Game Console1.2 Amps1.2 Amps
Home Phone0.1 Amps0.1 Amps
Internet Router0.2 Amps0.2 Amps
Projector1.7 Amps1.7 Amps
Radio1.7 Amps1.7 Amps
Sewing Machine0.8 Amps0.8 Amps
Stereo0.3 Amps0.3 Amps
Home Entertainment Amp Chart Estimations

Household Appliances Amp Chart Printable PDF

Household Appliances Amp Chart Printable PDF Image

To have an estimation of how many amps your household appliances use when offline, you can check our downloadable amp chart pdf.

That way, you can easily figure out whether a generator or other power source can handle the amps of your devices.

Do keep in mind that your wattage and/or voltage ratings still matter too.

Amperage capacity is important but not the only relevant detail.


How many amps do home appliances use?

How many amps home appliances use depends a lot on the specific devices.

For example, a house phone barely uses 0.1 amps whereas an electric clothes dryer could need 28.1 amps or more.

How many amps does a fridge use?

A fridge will often use around 18.3 amps to start up and around 6.7 amps after that.

The size of your fridge will influence the actual values a lot.

How many amps does a TV use?

Something like a 46″ flat screen TV will often only use around 1.6 amps.

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Mats is the founder and head editor of Generator Decision. With a combination of critical thinking, tireless research, and a healthy interest in electronics he helps people find the right generators and how to use these. At this point in the journey, Mats has done research on hundreds of portable generators.