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Portable TV electricity?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Doosht, 21 Jul 2006.

  1. Doosht

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    Can anyone give me an idea how much pence it costs an hour to run a plain portable colour tv?

    I know some of you maths heads out there can do this easy peasy :D


    tia

    Doosht
     
  2. ElRazur

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    I think you need to post some figures...should be at the back of the tv.
     
  3. Doosht

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    im not at home where the tv is at the moment so i cant see. Any idea what the average consumption is of a 14" Colour TV?
     
  4. ElRazur

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    Im rubbish at maths but im sure someone will point it out. :)
     
  5. branddaly

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    Its easy if you know the wattage of the tele. I don't.
     
  6. Doosht

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    ok im home now and had a look....it says 33w!


    Doosht
     
  7. Doosht

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    anyone? :cool:
     
  8. Dave

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    33w = 0.033kw

    Call it 8p per kWh makes it out at 0.2p per hour :p
     
  9. PeterNem

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    I was going to say 33watts seems a little low, so I looked on the back of mine... and it says 29 watts :o

    Can that be right?!

    22 watts / 240 volts = pretty much 0.1 amps, that's next to nothing.
     
  10. Doosht

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    that seems very low! 0.2p per hour :eek:

    Not sure were my big time electric bill always comes from then.

    I need to look what the fridge and washing machine etc use then.

    Ta muchly

    Doosht
     
  11. james.miller

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    the killers are fridges and washing machines, but especially kettles, showers and your pc is a contributer also. (kettles and showers kill it though, as well as microwaves)
     
  12. Sirrel Squirrel

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    Don't forget your PC, central heating, kettle, oven/hob if their electric.
     
  13. Adz

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    Anything that heats or cools is the real killer - electric heaters, towel rails, high power fans, kettles, electric ovens/hobs, electric water heaters (especially these), fridges/freezers (don't leave the door open!).
     
  14. Psycrow

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    Avoid using the tumble drier too, they use a fair old whack of power. If you have an electric shower they use 8-10kw, so if you take ages in the shower thats going to be a huge drain. If your bill really is too high, try energy saving bulbs, turn the fridge and freezer temp down, dont leave anything on standby and dont put your pc under heavy load when it doesn't need to be.