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In electrical engineering, power consumption refers to the electrical energy over time that must be supplied to an electrical device to maintain its operation.


The power consumption is usually a result of power used to perform the intended function of the device plus additional "wasted" power that is dissipated as heat and/or light.


Power consumption is usually measured in units of Watts.


See also Low-power.


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Power Consumption (359 words)
Once the actual power consumption is known though, it is a simple task to convert to either of the others.
Power consumption can be derived both for individual appliances and for the household as a whole.
By taking regularly readings of the accumulated kWh and having some idea of when high consumption appliances like heaters, stoves and air-conditioners were operating, it should be possible to work out where a lot of the electricity consumed is going.
Power consumption - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (121 words)
In electrical engineering, power consumption refers to the electrical energy over time that must be supplied to an electrical appliance to maintain its operation.
The power consumption is usually a result of power used to perform the intended function of the device plus additional "wasted" power that is dissipated as heat and/or light.
Power consumption is usually measured in units of watts.
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