How Many Watts of Electricity does a Paper Shredder use?

Real power-use measurements from a paper shredder.

How Much Power does a Paper Shredder use

Paper Shredder: 146 Watts


  • This substantial paper shredder uses two rollers driven by motors to cut up to five sheets of paper at a time.
  • 146 watts

Power Use

  • Watts: 146
  • Kilowatts: 0.146 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 3 hundredths of one cent (0.03 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 1.8¢
  • cost per day: 14¢
  • cost per month: $2.66

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