How many amps does a mini fridge use
A mini fridge is a great appliance to have in a dorm room or home office. They are small, efficient and can hold a lot of food or drinks.
But how many amps does a mini fridge use?
Most mini fridges use about .5 amps of electricity. This means that if you have a mini fridge that is on for 10 hours per day,
it will use about 5 kWh of electricity per day. This amounts to about $0.50 per month in electricity costs.
Things To Consider:
While this may not seem like much, it is important to consider how many appliances are using electricity in your home at once. If you have other appliances that are using a lot of electricity, such as a large TV or desktop computer,
you may want to consider a mini fridge that uses less electricity or buy a power strip.
So what does .5 amps mean?
Typically it means that on one hour of use, your mini fridge will pull about .0005 (half of one amp). To put this in perspective, you could leave a 100 watt light bulb on continuously for 5 hours or leave 50 10 watt CFL bulbs on continuously. Or you could watch TV for 5 hours on 1/2 of one watt. It is important to note that your fridge may use more than .5 amps, particularly if it is larger than average.