To get to know how much electricity does a hair dryer uses, first we need to know how much power does it use.
Depending on the model, a hair dryer can use from around 1500 Watts up to 3000 Watts.
So, first, you need to know how many watts does your hair dryer uses. This information can be can be found on the hair dryer’s specifications label.
Alternatively, if you are considering to buy a new hair dryer, that wattage can be found on the internet by browser search. Just browse for the hair dryer’s model followed by ‘wattage’ or ‘ power consumption’.
Once you know the power consumption, the calculator below can be used to calculate the power consumption and the electricity cost of a hair dryer over a period of time.
You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.
Still, if you want to know the exact electricity usage of your hair dryer, you need to use a plug-in power meter.
For more details, have a look to this post that we have created to show you how to use a plug in power meter to measure your appliances and devices power consumption.
We have measured a 2100 Watts hair dryer’s power consumption and the results are as follow.
|Low speed||High speed|
|LOW HEAT||247 Watts||476 Watts|
|MEDIUM HEAT||553 Watts||1647 Watts|
|HIGH HEAT||862 Watts||1930 Watts|
As you can see, the hair dryer’s electricity consumption depends on the settings.
This means that the power consumption stated on the device label can be used for orientation, to calculate the approximate electricity usage and cost, but to get to know the exact values a power meter it is advisable.
Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would learn more about them, have a look to this video that we have prepared for you.
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