- How much electricity does a printer use?-

A printer’s power consumption it is very dependent on the printer model. But to get to know the electricity usage of a printer it is as simple as to search on the internet for the printer specifications.

Printer electricity usage

On you favorite browser type your printer model (e.g. xerox workcentre 6515dni) followed by the word ‘specifications’ and probably the top results will lead you to the correct page where to find the printer specifications.

Printer specifications
Printer power consumption

Electricity usage and cost calculator

Once you know the power consumption, the calculator below can be used to calculate the power consumption and the electricity cost of a printer 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 printer, 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.

Plug in power meter electricity consumption

Additional information

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.

All our videos can be found in YouTube, in both English and Spanish languages.

Your printer will also consume electricity while in stand-by mode. If you are not sure what stand-by power consumption is, you may also be interested in this video.

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