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looking for help in calculating what it takes to use a KW/h of electric ,if that is possible
 
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Please ,What apparatus would it take to use 1 KW ( can this be calculated )
 

TheBig1

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many many years! since I was a kid
looking for help in calculating what it takes to use a KW/h of electric ,if that is possible
well 1 kw/h is equal to using an appliance or any combination of appliances using 1000watts for 1 hour

so a 1500watt kettle would use 1 1/2kw per hour
a 2ooow heater will us 2kw per hour
 
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That's great many thanks ( can now do the sums )
Regards
Gordon

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For permanently connected devices each Watt of power will cost about £1.50 a year.
My Chrissie present of a DAB clock radio uses 12W so will cost me £18 a year to run.
 

mentaliss

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If were talking about campsite hook up..I agree with you, after all I like the fact that I can be comfortable with my pitch surroundings especially at night and that I'm not burning up my expensive Lpg...wild campers may have a different view:)
 
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Not wishing to be pedantic but it is "kWh" NOT "kW/h".

If you think about this, it is the power (in kW) multiplied by the time (in hours). (y)

So a 3kw fire used for 2h will convert 3 x 2 = 6 kWh and cost approx 90p [if it is 15p per Unit AND the thermostat is set very high so the fire is on continuously].

A 100W lamp (=0.1kW) can be used for 10h before converting 1 Unit [0.1 x 10 = 1].

A 250W TV (=0.25kW) will run for 4h for 1 Unit [0.25 x 4 = 1].

A 2 000W oven (=2kW) will cook for 1/2 hour [2 x 0.5 = 1] IF the thermostat does not switch it off (so probably a little longer), all for the sake of 15p.

etc - Gordon

PS Is electricity overpriced?

5x 100W lamps on from 4pm until 10pm will use ( 5 x 0.1 x 6 = 3Units)
1x 250W TV from 6pm to 10pm will use (0.25 x 4 = 1Unit)
2kW oven cooking dinner from 5pm to 6pm (2 x 1 = 2Units)
100W electric blanket from 10pm to 6am (0.1 x 8 = 0.8 Units)
3kW kettle for 20mins [several drinks] (3 x 0.33 = 1Unit)

TOTAL = 7.8Units = £1.17.

CCC price for EHU = £4.50 (?)

OK they have to install the cables and bollards, maintain them etc and this all has to be costed. :(
What could you do with £4.50 worth of LPG? (Apart from NOT watch TV?)

PPS Is diesel overpriced? Would you be prepared to push a 3t motorhome 25 miles in return for a payment of £6? (Especially if it had to be done in 30 minutes??) :LOL::LOL::LOL:

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Feb 8, 2014
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According to my last bill BG electricity currently 17p per kWh, BG gas 5p per kWh.
 

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Not long enough!
In Spain, some campsites charge 40 cents a kw. So using refillable gas and solar.
 

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