How Many Watts of Electricity does a Air Compressor use?
Real power-use measurements from a air compressor.
By Rob Cockerham |
How Much Power does a Air Compressor use
Air Compressor: 190 Watts
- This is a 3 gallon pancake air compressor from Harbor Freight Tools (chinese motor importer). A small motor pushes a piston back and forth forcing air into the tank reservoir.
- varies from 180 to 200 watts while compressing air, will stop automatically when the tank is completely pressurized.
- Watts: 190
- Kilowatts: 0.19 Kw.
- cost per minute: 4 hundredths of one cent (0.04 ¢)
- cost per hour: 2.3¢
- cost per day: 18¢
- cost per month: $3.47
Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.