How Many Watts of Electricity does a Pump use?

Real power-use measurements from a pump.

How Much Power does a Pump use

Pump: 32 Watts


  • This pump, about the size of a pound of butter, is fairly powerful. It uses an electric motor to spin a propeller blade inside its housing, pushing water through.
  • one speed. This is an appliance you might really have plugged in for 100 or 200 hours, so it is nice that it doesn't use much electricity

Power Use

  • Watts: 32
  • Kilowatts: 0.032 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 1 hundredths of one cent (0.01 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 38 hundredths of one cent (0¢)
  • cost per day: 3¢
  • cost per month: 58¢

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