List of Electricity Use Tests
Angle Grinder
Bench Grinder
Air Compressor
Drill Press
Electric Car
Modern Air Conditioner
Portable Sewing Machine
iPhone Charger
iPhone 5 Charger
Flatscreen LCD TV
Playstation 3
Comcast Cable Box
Floor Fan
Desktop Fan
Leaf Blower
Large Oscillating Fan
Hand Mixer
Waffle Iron
Camera Battery Charger
Massage Chair
Rice Cooker
Vacuum Cleaner
Dyson Vacuum Cleaner
Floor Lamp
Lamp with Incandescent Bulb
Electric Blanket
Hair Dryer
Flat Iron
Space Heater
Window Air Conditioner
Fog Machine

Hot Glue Gun
Low Temp Hot Glue Gun
Ryobi Cordless Drill Charger
Circular Saw
Heat Gun
Air Pump
Power Drill
Small Pump
Garage Door Opener
Pool Pump

22 inch Monitor
All-in-One Computer
Cisco Office Phone
Ice Machine
Starbucks Coffee Machine
Portable Hard Drive
Office Laser Printer
Paper Shredder
Wireless Router and Switch
high-speed/DSL modem

Microwave Oven
Chest Freezer
Coffee Maker
Crock Pot
Hot Rollers
hot air popcorn popper
Kitchenaid Mixer
George Foreman Grill
Garbage Disposal
Old Space Heater
Carbon Monoxide Detector

Air Hockey Table
Decorative Lights
String of Halloween Lights
Pumpkin Lights
Disco Light
Disco Ball Motor

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How Many Watts of Electricity does a Vacuum Cleaner Use?

Vacuum Cleaner: 1140 Watts (1.14 Kilowatts)

Item: Vacuum Cleaner: 1140 Watts
Description: This Shark Bagless vacuum cleaner has a lot of things going on. There is a motor which turns a fanblade inside a powerful air pump. There is also a rotating cylinder of brushes which brush the top of the carpet. Sometimes vacuum cleaners have motors which help move the wheels of the vacuum cleaner forward and backwards. Vacuum cleaners used to labelled and marketed with their amperage, which meant that the vacuum cleaners which used the most electricity were marketed as the best. It was kind of the only easy number that people could use to compare them. Luckily, in about 1988, the efficiency of a vacuum cleaner was tied to another number used for marketing vacuum cleaners, so manufacturers could profitably focus on engineering which would make them more efficient.
Power: This vacuum cleaner has a switch to activate the beater bar. Without the beater bar, so with suction only, the vacuum used 1,033 watts. With the beater bar functioning, the vacuum used 1,140 watts.

Power Cost: 
at 12 per kw/h
Cost per Minute: 23 hundredths of one cent (0.23)
Cost per Hour: 13.7
per Day (8 hrs): $1.09
per Month (5hrs/day): $20.8

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Power use for these items was actually tested. Wattage will vary, but these are the actual measurements.
Rate of 12 per kilowatt hour is typical, but may not represent your electrical rate. Check your bill.