How many watts do PC fans use?

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asked May 12 in Desktops by sosuddenly (900 points)
How many watts do PC fans use?

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answered May 13 by Markbob (4,170 points)
PC or computer fans use around 1.8 watts per hour and run on 12 volts.

The computer power supply steps the voltage down to 12 volts for the computer fan and they use very little wattage.

Most portable fans use between 25 watts to 40 watts although some larger portable fans can use 50 to 60 watts.

Desk Fans come in sizes that range from 5 inches to as larger as 18 inches.

Desk fans which are also called table fans are standard, personal fans that sit on top of a desk or table.

They're typically about 1 to 2 feet high and compact, so you don't have to sacrifice a chunk of your work space to accommodate them.

When choosing a desk fan you should take into account the space on your desk and choose a desk fan that is suited to the space on your desk.

Also take into account the amount of air flow you need as larger desk fans can blow more air around than a smaller desk fan.

Smaller desk fans are good if you need just a little air flow while larger desk fans are best if you need more air flow.

Good CFM ranges from 4,000 to 5,000. Better ranges from 5,000 to 6,000. Best is over 6,000.

Desk Fans are effective at cooling you down and circulating air.

Desk Fans are meant to keep some cool air on you although desk fans and no fans will cool a room as they are only meant to cool people.

The desk fan can also help circulate cool air from an air conditioner to keep you cool as well.

Desk fans last between 2 to 10 years and sometimes longer.

The length of time that a desk fan will last will depend on how much use it gets and the more you use the desk fan the less it will last.

But on average most people get around 5 to 10 years out of a desk fan although some may quit sooner.

Usually it's the bearings that go out and wear out although sometimes the windings may break down.

The best desk top fan is the Mainstays Desk Top Fan and the Lasko Desk Top Fan.

Other good desk top fans include.

Honeywell HT-900 TurboForce Air Circulator Fan Black.
Aluan Desk Fan.
Vornado Pivot Personal Air Circulator Fan.
Beyond Breeze Clip Fan Two Quiet Speeds.
Ozeri Brezza III Dual Oscillating 10” High Velocity Desk Fan with Bluetooth Technology.

The brand that is best for a table fan is a Lasko Table Fan or Lasko Desk Fan.

Other good brands for table fans are.

Holmes Lil' Blizzard Tilt-Head Table Fan.
O2COOL Indoor/Outdoor Mini Table Fan.
Holmes Blizzard Adjustable Total-Flex Table Fan.
Honeywell HT-908 Turbo Force Customizable Table Fan.
Vornado Vortex Multi-Directional Table Fan.
Lasko Easy Carry Portable Table Fan.
Hurricane Portable Metal Table Fan.

On average a desk fan uses around 45 to 50 watts of electricity and sometimes a bit less.

The watts of an electric fan depends on the size of the fan but on average an electric fan ranges from 45 watts to 100 watts.

Some larger fans can use as much as 200 watts to 500 watts.

A 12 inch fan uses between 40 watts to 45 watts.

A 20 inch fan such as a 20 inch box fan uses around 75 watts, 85 watts and as much as 100 watts of electricity.

A large fan such as a pedestal fan or box fan uses around 75 to 100 watts of electricity.

A large barrel fan such as a large shop fan uses as much as 200 watts to 500 watts of electricity.

A table fan uses around 45 to 50 watts of electricity.

Fans do increase your electricity bill but not by a lot.

Most fans use between 45 to 100 watts and running your fan 24 hours per day would raise your bill by at most $3.00 to $6.00 per month.

That's much cheaper than using an Air Conditioner.

A fans power is low at high speed because it's using more voltage and working harder to move the air.

Fans also use the same amount of electricity whether on low, medium or high but the voltage is dropped when you lower the speed of the fan.

A typical AC powered multispeed fan will use more power at higher speed positions.

The work being done is moving air and at higher speed, more air is moved using more work from the motor.

Keeping it at as low a speed as possible will save more energy.

A fan does not use less electricity on low.

Fans use the same amount of electricity on low, medium and high.

When you change the speed of the fan you just change the voltage drop and not the wattage draw.

A 45w fan uses 45 watts of electricity per hour.

In 24 hours your 45 watt electric fan will use 1,080 watts which is a bit over a KWH which would cost around 10 cents to run if your KWH cost is 10 cents.

Some fans use more electricity than a light bulb.

For example all fans will use more electricity than an LED light bulb while some smaller fans may use less electricity than a 100 watt light bulb.

LED light bulbs use around 9 watts of electricity while fans use around 50 watts to 100 watts of electricity.

The watts that an electric fan uses per hour ranges from 50 watts to as much as 100 watts per hour.

Larger electric fans can use as much as 200 to 300 watts per hour.

The cost to leave a fan on all day depends on the wattage of the fan.

But for example if your electric fan uses 50 watts then it would cost around $3.00 per month to leave your electric fan all day and all month.

If your fan is 100 watts then it usually costs around $6.00 to $7.50 per month depending on your electric rates.

A 50 watt electric fan will use 50 watts of electricity per hour of run time.

In 12 hours the 50 watt electric fan would use 600 watts of electricity and in 24 hours of run time the 50 watt electric fan would use 1,200 watts of electricity.

So if you run your 50 watt electric fan for 24 hours you would use 1,200 watts of electricity which would cost around 10 to 12 cents per day to run per 24 hours.

If your cost of electricity per KWH or 1,000 watts is 10 cents per KWH then the 50 watt electric fan running 24 hours per day 7 days per week for a month would cost around $3.00 per month which is cheap.

Electric fans are pretty cheap to run.

If you have 100 watt electric fan then it would cost around $6.00 to $7.20 per month to run the 100 watt fan.

If your electric fan is 200 watts then it would cost around $14.50 per month to run the electric fan 24 hours per day.

An air conditioner that uses 500 watts per hour would use 12,000 KWH per 24 hours which would cost $1.20 per day or around $36.00 per month.

Fans are cheaper to run than window air conditioners and even central air conditioners.

Central Air Conditioners can use as much as $300.00 to $400.00 per month in electricity depending on your electric rates.

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