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Clothes dryers can require anywhere from 1800 to 5000 watts of energy. You can find the wattage for your dryer in your owner’s manual, or look up your model online. Most use around 3000 watts.

## What is the demand factor for 8 dryers?

The load for household electric clothes dryers in a dwelling unit(s) shall be either 5000 watts (volt-amperes) or the nameplate rating, whichever is larger, for each dryer served.

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Table 220.54 Demand Factors for Household Electric Clothes Dryers.

Number of Dryers | Demand Factor (%) |
---|---|

6 | 75 |

7 |
65 |

8 |
60 |

9 |
55 |

## What is the minimum load for an electric clothes dryer?

A minimum load of **5500 watts (volt-amperes)** or the nameplate rating of the electric clothes dryer, whichever is larger, is used when calculating the dryer load for service-entrance requirements.

## How many watts does a 240v dryer use?

The energy use of a dryer varies between 1800 watts and 5000 watts, a typical dryer will use around **3000 watts**.

## How many watts does a 220 dryer use?

Ratings of commonly used household appliances

Domestic Portable Appliance | Amps Used | Watts Used |
---|---|---|

Tumble dryer | 11.0 |
2500 |

Dishwasher | 10.0 | 2200 |

Iron | 12.5 | 2800 |

Microwave | 4.5 | 1000 |

## How do you calculate total demand load?

**Using Load Factor to Determine Demand Limit**

- 3000 kWh divided by 720 hours = 4.16 (demand limit if at 100% load factor)
- 4.16 divided by .60 = ~7kW.
- 20kW multiplied by 720 hours = 14,400 Total kWh (if at 100% load factor) 3000 kWh divided by 14,400 Total kWh = 21% load factor at 20kW.

## What is the minimum lighting load for a 3000 sq ft storage warehouse?

The general lighting load for storage spaces is **100 volt-amperes** (400 x 0.25 = 100). The general lighting load for the assembly hall is 3,000 volt-amperes (3,000 x 1 = 3,000).

## What is needed for an electric dryer?

Requires a **120 volt individual**, properly grounded branch circuit with a 3 prong grounding type receptacle, protected by a 15 or 20 amp circuit breaker or time-delay fuse. …

## Do dryers have a minimum load?

Items need to tumble freely. Small Load: **Fill the dryer with 3-4 items**, not more than 1/4 full. … Large load: Fill the dryer drum up to about 3/4 full.

## Does a dryer use a lot of electricity?

Electric dryers span a wide range of wattages, from about 2,000 to 6,000 watts. That translates to about **2 to 6 kilowatt-hours of electricity**. Based on the national average rate of 12 cents per kilowatt-hour, each hour of electric drying will cost somewhere between 24 and 72 cents, depending on the model.

## How many watts does it take to run a dryer?

Dryers are typically somewhere in the range of **2,000 to 6,000 watts**. What that means is a dryer uses between 2 and 6 kilowatts an hour.

## Does clothes dryer consume a lot of electricity?

So how much electricity does a dryer consume? A lot depends on the load size and the amount of water or moisture on the cloths but typically they would consume **1.4 to 4 units (or kWH) per load**.