Weird & Wireless: How did we end up with a kilowatt-hour?
The kilowatt-hour has always been, at least for me, one of the more puzzling of all the units of energy. I know, for many of us we are continually embroiled ... to figure out that light bulbs with more watts, are brighter and hotter. The bill payers ...
How much power does your household use?
And by the way, how many hair dryers does your family own ... A turn-of-the-century house might have only one socket delivering 100 watts of power, making large appliances impractical. Even to use a small appliance, such as an iron, people might have ...
How Many Watts Does that PC Consume Exactly, and Why?
One of the great frustrations for many IT ... but rarely do these provide the comprehensive information you need for an informed decision. The absence of data from vendors of components, where configuration is far less of a factor, is an equal pain and ...
How Much Do I Need? An Answer to the Most Common Question in Solar Power
And the question we see over and over again is: Just how much do I need ... to look at the “kw-hrs” number, which is short for kilowatt hours. A kilowatt hour is 1000 watts running for 1 hour. This number will determine just how many watts are required ...
Finding the best choices for environmentally friendly appliances
Inquire with the sales staff about how many kilowatt hours (kWh) are needed to run the machines. (One kilowatt equals 1,000 watts if it’s easier to measure ... such as the previously mentioned appliance store Sears, do have options for oversized loads.