Originally Posted by Roadhog
A 46" LCD more than likely uses 200-400watts.
Just checked on the rear sticker.....114 watts average consumption.
200~400 watts used to be the old cathode style T.V's depending on their size....I had a 37" cathode that could use 500 watts, and even my A/C at the slowest settings still uses 7 amps (840 watts)....With the fan at maximum speed and pushing the electric motor and compressor hard inside the unit, it can reach 12 amps on it's own...
It's pretty impressive when you think just how much power is being used inside the average house and people tend to underestimate the power use of certain appliances, such as the 40 amps provided in the house wiring for the oven alone, wich needs a special wall socket and seriously thick power cable for it( a 4800 watt dedicated circuit)...Add microwaves and vacuum cleaners and washing machines and dryers....Basically anything that has to produce a lot of heat or uses powerfull electric motors as the main culprits here, though incandescent bulbs aren't exactly stingy on power either...