How Many Watts of Electricity does a Fog Machine use?

Real power-use measurements from a fog machine.

How Much Power does a Fog Machine use

Fog Machine: 16 Watts


  • A fog machine uses a small heater and an atomizer to release a mist of some glycol-based fluid. Makes smoke in a cycle, which results in batches of fog
  • varies through the fog-making cycle.

Power Use

  • Watts: 16
  • Kilowatts: 0.016 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 0 hundredths of one cent (0 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 19 hundredths of one cent (0¢)
  • cost per day: 2¢
  • cost per month: 29¢

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.