How Many Watts Does a TV Use: 24, 32, 65 Inches TV And More [With Data Table]

As electricity costs are soaring, we observe a rising concern and carefulness in using electronic appliances. How many watts a TV use is an important question because you can save on your electric bill by limiting TV use and following the best practices of TV usage. Today, we will discuss how many watts a TV uses depending on its size and technology, and also we will see if TVs use a lot of electricity. So let us move forward and see the real data.

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Products

Image

Capacity

Rated / Peak Power

Battery

Size

Solar Generator 3000 Pro

 

solar generator 3000 pro

3024Wh

3000W (6000W Peak)

NMC

Length: 18.6 in (47.24 cm) 

Width: 14.1 in (35.81 cm)

Height: 14.7 in (37.36 cm)

Solar Generator   2000 Pro

 

solar generator 2000 pro

2160Wh

2200W (4400W Peak)

NMC

Length: 15.1 in (38.4 cm)

Width: 10.5 in (26.9 cm)

Height: 12.1 in (30.75 cm)

Solar Generator 1000 Plus

 

solar generator 1000 plus

1.25-5 kWh

2000W (4000W Peak)

LiFePO4

Length: 14 in (35.6 cm)

Width: 10.24 in (26 cm)

Height: 11.14 in (28.3 cm)

Key Takeaways About TV Wattage

Here are a few essential facts about TV and its wattage.

  • On average, the different models of TVs will consume around 50 to 200 wattsof electricity.
  • Most modern TVs consume nearly 100 watts of power.
  • A TV used for21 hours a week will use about 75 kWh of electricity per year. 
  • Electricity consumed can be calculated by multiplying yearly electricity use by the average rate of electricity in your area.
  • There are many factors that affect the TV watts, such as TV type, age, size, usage, and vampire power.

    How Many Watts Does A TV Use?

    The number of watts used by any TV will depend on its type. Here, we will include the different types of TV and their watts.

    • CRT TV:These old technologies are bulky in size and consume up to 120 watts of electricity. However, many people use CRT TVs as they are great for gaming purposes without any blurry motion or input lag.
    • Plasma TVs:They are made up of tiny gas pockets and light up when high voltage is applied. Plasma TV has an excellent contrast ratio and views, which consumes up to 500 watts of power.
    • LCD:They are a great combination of picture quality and low power consumption. LCDs use cold-cathode fluorescent lamps for backlighting and consume around 70-200 watts.
    • LED: While LCDs and LEDs use the same kind of technology, LED TVs typically use light-emitting diodes and are generally more economical.
    • OLED:This latest TV uses organic light-emitting diodes and uses more power than LEDs.

    The following table reveals how many watts does a TV uses depending on different sizes and types.

    Screen size (Inches)

    LED (Power consumption-watts)

    OLED (Power consumption-watts)

    LCD (Power consumption-watts)

    CRT (Power consumption-watts)

    Plasma

    15 inch TV

    15

    NA

    18

    65

    NA

    17 inch TV

    18

    NA

    20

    75

    NA

    19 inch TV

    20

    NA

    22

    80

    NA

    20 inch TV

    24

    NA

    26

    90

    NA

    21 inch TV

    26

    NA

    30

    100

    NA

    22 inch TV

    30

    NA

    40

    110

    NA

    24 inch TV

    35

    NA

    50

    120

    NA

    30 inch TV

    38

    NA

    60

    NA

    150

    32 inch TV

    41

    NA

    70

    NA

    160

    37 inch TV

    44

    66

    80

    NA

    180

    40 inch TV

    50

    72

    100

    NA

    200

    42 inch TV

    57

    75

    120

    NA

    220

    50 inch TV

    72

    89

    150

    NA

    300

    55 inch TV

    80

    98

    180

    NA

    370

    60 inch TV

    88

    107

    200

    NA

    500

    How Many Watts Does A 32-Inch TV Use?

    Most homeowners use a 32-inch TV because they are cheap, lightweight, compact, and easy to carry. The power consumption of same-size TVs will depend on the brand and its type. For example, a 32" LED TV will consume around 30-55 watts of power, whereas the 32" OLED uses 55-60 watts. The 32-inch LCD TV consumes higher watts, around 50-85 watts. The older 32" CRT TVs have the highest power consumption, which is equal to 150-200 watts, with an average of 170 watts.

    How Many Watts Does A 55-Inch TV Use?

    A 55" inch TV is the larger version of the previous models and is becoming more and more popular. Their consumption may vary depending on the TV type. For example, the 55" LED consumes around 60-90 watts, whereas the 55" OLED has a power consumption rate of 105-110 watts.

    How Many Volts & Amps Does A TV Use?

    Volts and amps are the essential terms that determine how much electricity flows or is used by any appliance.

    • Volts (V):It is short for voltage and typically measures the difference in electrical pressure. In other words,  voltage is like the speed of electricity that passes through the circuit.
    • Amps (A):It is short for amperes and generally measures the electrical current. It is the amount of electrons that flow through the circuit.

    Typically, TVs use around 120-volt outlets. If the TV uses 164W of hourly wattage, the amperage will be calculated as follows:

    Amps = 164W / 120V = 1.37 amps.

    What Are The Factors Affecting TV Wattage?

    If you are wondering about how many watts does a TV uses per hour, you'll need to understand the factors that affect the number.

    Type of TV: Modern TVs and LED TVs are generally more energy-efficient than older models. Generally, Energy Star-certified TVs are 25% more efficient than conventional TVs.

    TV Types

    Power Usage (W)

    Pros

    Cons

    LED (Light Emitting Diode)

    30-100W Per Hour

     They are highly energy-efficient.

     LED TVs have less contrast and saturation.

    OLED TVs

    50-200W Per Hour

     They are super-thin and have deeper colors.

     OLED TVs have sharper contrast.

     They are nearly as efficient as LED TVs.

     OLED TVs are very expensive.

    Plasma TVs

    100-300W Per Hour

     They are a superior color compared to LCD TVs.

     This type of TV has a faster response time.

     They are only available in larger screen sizes.

     Plasma TVs use high energy.

    TV Age: Like any other technology, the older an appliance gets, the more wattage it will consume. The CRT models use up to 120 watts, whereas the LED TV consumes 24-28 watts for small sizes and 90 watts for larger sets.

    Size of TV: The larger TVs typically consume more energy than smaller ones. For example, a 48-inch TV consumes 80 watts of power. But how many watts does a 65-inch TV use? It is nearly 115 watts.

    TV Model Type

    24-inch

    50-inch

    CRT

    75-120 watts

    N/A

    Plasma

    N/A

    150-500 watts

    LCD

    36-44 watts

    75-90 watts

    LED

    24-28 watts

    50-60 watts

    OLED

    N/A

    90-107 watts

    TV Usage: The more TV you use, the higher the watts consumption will be. It is best to switch off the TV when not in use to avoid higher bills.

    Vampire Power: It's a term for how much power any device consumes when turned off but plugged in. TVs typically consume 5% of their usual power consumption, even in standby mode.

    How to Determine The TV Power Consumption?

    Most modern TVs, like LED or OLED, are more energy-efficient and have an ENERGY STAR-rated sign. It generally consumes around 150 watts. You can find the watt consumption of your TV on the blank panel of the appliance. If, in case, you cannot find the wattage on the TV, multiply the maximum voltage and amperage of the appliance.

    Formula: Watts of TV × Hours Used = Power Consumption

    Example: A 150-wattage TV appliance, when used for three per day, will consume 150W × 3H = 450Wh per day.

    Jackery Solar Generators for TV

    55% of Americans spend around one to four hours watching TV, whereas 22% of people watch TV for more than four hours every day. Investing in a solar generator is one of the best ways to reduce the high electricity bills. It runs on the free solar energy that gets converted to electricity. With Jackery Solar Generators, you can charge TVs and even high-power-consuming appliances for long hours.

    Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro

    With a large battery capacity of 3024Wh, the Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro has the ability to charge 99% of appliances. You can recharge the Jackery Explorer 3000 Pro Portable Power Station using 6*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels in only 3.5 hours. The power station can even charge RVs and travel trailers.

    jackery solar generator 3000 pro

    Product

    Solar Generator 3000 Pro

    Capacity

    3024Wh

    Battery Cell

    NMC

    Dimension

    Length: 18.6 in (47.24 cm)

    Width: 14.1 in (35.81 cm)

    Height: 14.7 in (37.36 cm)

    Noise Level

    Less than 30dB

    Recharging Methods

    Solar Recharging: 3.5 H (6*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels)

    Wall Recharging: 2.4 H

    Car Recharging: 35 H

    Output Ports

    AC Output (x1): 120V~ 60Hz 25A Max

    AC Output (x3): 120V~ 60Hz 20A Maximum

    USB-C Output (x2): 100W Maximum, 5V⎓3A, 9V⎓3A, 12V⎓3A, 15V⎓3A, 20V⎓5A

    Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro 

    The Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro gives you 2,160 Wh capacity, 2,200W AC power, and 4,400W peak power. It is a great choice for running even big appliances and tools for home emergencies and outdoor activities.

    It is a very safe and reliable option because of its dual battery protection and four temperature core detectors. You can turn it on with a button, and the small display shows you the input and output voltage.

    jackery solar generator 2000 pro

    Product

    Solar Generator 2000 Pro

    Capacity

    2160Wh

    Battery Cell

    NMC

    Dimension

    Length: 15.1 in (38.4 cm)

    Width: 10.5 in (26.9 cm)

    Height: 12.1 in (30.75 cm)

    Noise Level

    30dB

    Recharging Methods

    Solar Recharging: 5.5 H (6*Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panels)

    Wall Recharging: 2 H

    Car Recharging: 24 H

    Output Ports

    AC Output (x3): 120V, 60Hz, 2,200W (4,400W Surge Peak)

    USB-A Output (x2): Quick Charge 3.0, 18W Maximum

    USB-C Output (x2): 100W Maximum, (5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, 20V up to 5A)

    Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus

    The Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus has a LiFePO4 battery capacity of 1264Wh and an output of 2000W. It supports three Jackery Battery Pack 1000 Plus add-ons to expand the battery from 1.25kWh to 5kWh. It is a versatile charging solution for outdoor, emergency, and household scenarios.

    jackery solar generator 1000 plus

    Product

    Solar Generator 1000 Plus

    Capacity

    1.25 - 5 kWh

    Battery Cell

    LiFePO4

    Dimension

    Length: 14 in (35.6 cm)

    Width: 10.24 in (26 cm)

    Height: 11.14 in (28.3 cm)

    Noise Level

    Less than 30dB

    Recharging Methods

    Solar Recharging: 2 H (4*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels)

    Wall Recharging: 1.7 H

    Car Recharging: 7 H

    Output Ports

    AC Output (x3): 120V~60Hz, 2000W (4000W Peak)

    USB-A Output (x2): 18W Max, 5-5V⎓3A

    USB-C Output (x2): 100W Maximum, (5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, 20V up to 5A)

    comparing the running times of different jackery solar generators for tv

    How Much Does It Cost to Power A TV?

    The monthly electricity bill has the total amount you're charged and not how much each home appliance contributes to the bill. The following table reveals the cost of running a TV monthly and yearly.

    State

    Average Electricity Rate

    Cost Per Month

    Cost Per Year

    California

    22.00 ¢ / kWh

    $2.01

    $24.09

    New York

    20.59 ¢ / kWh

    $1.88

    $22.55

    Texas

    12.56 ¢ / kWh

    $1.15

    $13.75

    Massachusetts

    22.59 ¢ / kWh

    $2.06

    $24.74

    Florida

    12.21 ¢ / kWh

    $1.11

    $13.37

    Virginia

    12.58 ¢ / kWh

    $1.15

    $13.78

    New Jersey

    16.20 ¢ / kWh

    $1.48

    $17.74

    Maryland

    14.48 ¢ / kWh

    $1.32

    $15.86

    Washington

    10.38 ¢ / kWh

    $0.95

    $11.37

    US Average

    14.19 ¢ / kWh

    $1.30

    $15.54

    Source: Electric Power Monthly - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 

    If you want to calculate the electricity usage of a TV, all you need to do is multiply the annual kWh and the electricity cost divided by 1000 hours of usage.

    LEDs require more than standard direct-lit and edge-lit type LCD TVs. On the other hand, OLEDs are more power-hungry than the average LED models. The OLEDs and LEDs consume twice as much power compared to the older plasma TVs.

    relationship between size and energy consumption of a tv

    Not only does the power consumption of a TV scale with size, but it also gets affected by the brightness. When you raise the brightness level progressively, it leads to higher consumption and higher costs. Reducing the brightness level of the TV by 50% does not necessarily halve the energy use, as other TV parts also consume some energy.

    relationship between brightness and energy consumption of a tv

    TV Wattage FAQs

    What size of solar generator do I need to run a TV?

    The size of the solar generator required will directly depend on how many watts does a TV uses. For example, if the TV consumes 50W of power and you wish to charge it using the Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro, the working hours can be calculated as:

    Working Hours = Battery Capacity in Wh × 0.85 / Operating wattage of TV = 3024Wh × 0.85 / 50W = 51.4H.

    Do TVs use a lot of electricity?

    Yes. TVs consume a lot of electricity — though it will depend on the size and type of TV. For example, the newer LED and LCD TVs are more energy-efficient than old Plasma and CRT TVs.

    How much electricity does a TV use when off?

    Most of us believe that turning off the appliance means it won't be consuming any kind of power. However, that's not true. When you turn off the TV using the remote, your appliance starts working in standby mode. A TV in standby mode typically consumes 2.25-5% of the power used when the appliance is on.

    How to reduce the TV power consumption?

    There are many ways to reduce the power consumption of TV. Here are some tips:

    • Do not leave the TV on when not in use, and make sure you disconnect it entirely from the power source.
    • Use a surge protector or smart power strip to automatically cut power to the TV when it is not in use.
    • Invest in energy-efficient TV models like the ones with Energy Star ratings.

    What's the best time to run a TV?

    There is no right or wrong time to run a TV. However, using appliances like TVs during off-peak hours (usually overnight) is generally more affordable.

    Final Thoughts

    How many does watts a TV uses depends on the technology and size of the TV. We have discussed different types of TVs and their wattage to help you estimate how many watts your TV uses. This information will help you to cut down on your electricity bill by careful TV use, and you can also opt for a solar-powered solution for a futuristic approach.


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