# How Many Watts of Electricity does a Small Pump use?

Real power-use measurements from a small pump.

By Rob Cockerham |

How Much Power does a Small Pump use

# Small Pump: 6 Watts

## Description

- this tiny pump uses a very small paddlewheel to push water in one direction through a tube.
- The power of a pump can be described by how high, in vertical height, it can raise water. Water flows down predicably, so if you know the vertical height of a pump, you know what you can do with it.

## Power Use

- Watts: 6
- Kilowatts: 0.006 Kw.

## Operation Cost

- cost per minute: 0 hundredths of one cent (0 ¢)
- cost per hour: 7 hundredths of one cent (0¢)
- cost per day: 1¢
- cost per month: 11¢

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