How Many Watts of Electricity does a Small Pump use?

Real power-use measurements from a small pump.

How Much Power does a Small Pump use

Small Pump: 6 Watts


  • 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.