It’s important to know the wattage requirements of your electronic devices when faced with no access to power outlets. This will help ensure that you have enough capacity for all those gadgets and gizmos, so they can keep running when camping or during an emergency.
So how many watts do common electronic devices require? This quick reference guide will show you which electronic devices require the most electricity. You’ll be able to plan your alternative power source system based on the electronic devices that are essential to you.
If you need some help finding the wattage of a device, check out this useful guide. It covers everything from how to calculate wattage using a mathematical formula to where to find the power requirements on different devices.
Don’t forget to inspect each device in your home individually to see the actual wattage consumption numbers.
|Device||Minimum Wattage||Maximum Wattage|
|Portable Air Conditioner||1000||1200|
|Cell Phone Charger||4||7|
|iPad / Tablet||10||20|
|Internet WiFi Router||5||15|
|Internet WiFi Booster||1||2|
|Desktop Computer with Monitor||200||450|
|TV 22″ LED/LCD||17||17|
|TV 32″ LED/LCD||20||60|
|TV 42″ LED/LCD||58||60|
|TV 46″ LED/LCD||60||70|
|TV 49 LED/LCD||85||85|
|TV 55″ LED/LCD||116||116|
|TV 65″ LED/LCD||120||130|
|TV 82″ LED/LCD||228||295|
|Home Theater Projector||200||270|
|Blu-Ray or DVD Player||26||60|
|Satellite Dish / Receiver||20||30|
|Playstation Video Game Console||85-200||200|
|XBOX Video Game Console||50||110|
|External Hard Drive||1||3|
|Espresso Coffee Machine||1300||1500|
Tips For Powering Electronics
If you’re looking for a generator to power your electronics, you’ll want an inverter generator. These generators are designed to provide clean, stable power for electronic devices and EVs.
For sensitive electronics, an Invertor generator is always the best option for power. This is because inverter generators provide clean power that is free from spikes and fluctuations. Sensitive electronics, such as a laptop computer, videogame console, or LED TV can be easily damaged by power that is not properly regulated.
Although this is not an exhaustive list, it should give you a good starting point for figuring out which devices will require the most electricity and planning your alternative power source system.
In an effort to be the most comprehensive resource on electronic device power requirements, we will add and update this list regularly.