How many amps does a standard TV use?
Generally, it only takes 1 ampere to power a regular flat-screen television; which is why you can have a functioning medium-sized television in an RV van. However, it’s worth finding out the power that your TV requires so that you could manage your electricity consumption.
Other than amperes, there are more factors to consider when powering your TV. For instance, a 50-inch TV with a good diagonal display will require 200 watts. This means that if you are plugging your TV to 120V, it would need 1.6 amps. Inversely, if your TV requires 240V, its amperage requirement would be lower or halved at 0.8 amps. Basically, this means that at a higher voltage, your TV would require lesser amperes, the measure for electrical current.
What other factors affect your TVs energy consumption?
Let’s take a look …
In terms of energy consumption, expect a large variation among different television manufacturers and within their range of models. Consider, too, the age of your TV. Since 2011, TV manufacturers have been required to carry an Energy Guide label to help users understand the energy consumption of their TVs and other household electrical equipment.
Do all TVs have the same energy consumption?
Power requirements depend on the display size, brightness settings, display technology, and integration of features such as the Internet and Smart TV capability. For instance, a brand new 55-inch Samsung UHD 4K TV would need 34 watts at 120V. On the other hand, a 5-year-old 40-inch HD TV would need 55 watts. Although a Samsung UHD 4K TV might cost a fraction more, in the long run, you’ll save loads on energy consumption while enjoying the best viewing experience.
If you’re not decided on the size and features yet and want to keep exploring options, take a look at our best 40 inch TV reviews, 55 inch TV reviews and 65 inch TV reviews, and 70 inch TV reviews.
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