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SolarPowerStore – Loads (Your Stuff )


Loads are the things that use power in your system, basically it's your stuff. Your stuff is the reason you are interested in solar power. You want to run your stuff.
Like lights, radios, coffee makers, Microwave, TV, VCR, toaster etc.
Depending on the stuff (loads) you want to power, your solar power requirement will vary.

Below is a Table of Loads for many things. If you add up the watts for all the stuff you want to use, you will have an idea of how much power you will require. Then the size of your system can be determined.

DC (as opposed to AC) appliances are available for various needs.

Contact SolarPowerStore for your specific needs.


There are lots of things you can power, like: Appliances, Solar Trackers, Water Pumps, Tools, Solar Cell Phone Batteries, Solar Flashlights, Solar Battery Recharger, Solar Radios.


Loads Table for Your Stuff

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Lights: WATTS
100 watt incandescent 100
50 watt DC incandescent 50
25 watt DC Halogen 25
50 watt DC Halogen 50
Compact Flourescents
40 watt equivalent 11
60 watt equivalent 16
75 watt equivalent 20
100 watt equivalent 30
Outside "Patio Lights" 275
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Kitchen: WATTS
Coffee Pot 200
Popcorn 250
Coffee Maker 900
Microwave 1200
Toaster 1000
Toaster Over 1250
Exhaust Fan 75
Bread Maker 500
Food Processor 375
Crock Pot / Slow Cooker 275
Blender 300
Hot Plate 1200
Waffle Iron 1200
"Insinkerator" 450
Dishwasher 1200
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Electronics: * WATTS (PER DAY)
Laptop (old) 100
Laptop new 50
P.C. 100
Printer 100
electric Typewriter 150
some Thermostats 5 (120)
Emergency Lighting 10 (240)
12" B&W TV 20
19" Colour TV 70
25" Colour TV 150
VCR 40
CD Player 35
D.S.S. & descrambler 200
CB Radio 5
BoomBox 35
Home Theatre System 225
Home Stereo 40
Cordless Telephone 5 (120)
Radio 5
Ceiling Fan 50
Table Fan 30
Electric Razor 15
Water Pik 100
* To avoid ghost loads we use power bars to shut off TV preheaters, timers, VCR clocks etc.
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Outside: WATTS (PER DAY)
Garage Door Opener 350 (24)
Hedge Trimmers 450
Weed Eater 500
Water Pump 1000
Washing Machine 500
Solar Powered Clothesline 0
Propane Dryer 350
Sunfrost Refrigerator/Freezer

16 c.f. 112 (775)
12 c.f. 70 (500)
Sunfrost Freezer19 c.f. 112 (1150)
Vestfrost Refrigerator/Freezer

7.5 c.f. 50 (400)
10.5 c.f. 60 (600)
Vacuum Cleaner 800
Iron 1000
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REALLY BIG STUFF: WATTS (PER DAY)
Jacuzzi 1000
Efficient Heat Pump 600 (12000)
Air Exchanger 700 (8000)
Pellet Stove 600 (10000)
Furnace Blower 750
1" Drill 1000
9" Sander 1200
Table Saw 1400
Scroll Saw 350
7.25" Circular Saw 900
8.25" Circular Saw 1400
14" Band Saw 1100
Electric Chain Saw 1250
Belt Sander 1000
Radial Arm Saw 950
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NOT recommended: WATTS (PER DAY)
Engine Block Heater 500
NiCad Battery chargers left plugged in 22 (500)
Portable Heater 2000
Waterbed 400
Frying Pan 1200
Central Air Conditioning 3500
Room Air Conditioner 1000
Curling Iron 1000 use Butane portable
Conventional Refrigerator/Freezer

20 c.f. 540 (that's 8000 watts per day!)
16 c.f. 475 (6200)
Conventional Freezer

14 c.f. 350 (5000)
14 c.f. frost free 440 (6200)
Electric Clothes Dryer 4000 (3000)
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Ghost Loads: WATTS
Electric Clock 3 The inverter will be on all the time just to keep the time accurate. Use a battery clock
Answering machine
Use a service
Fax Machine 65
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