- How much electricity does a Wi-Fi router use?-

Nowadays most of the homes have a Wi-Fi router that turn the internet connection into a Wi-Fi signal. That signal it is used by our mobiles phones, televisions, computers, gaming consoles,… 

The routers are continuously connecting to power and consuming electricity. That means that you should have a look to the energy usage of your Wi-Fi router just in case you have an old router that has a high energy consumption.

Router Electricity Usage

Have a look to the picture above, this is a Wi-Fi router that was purchased 5 years ago. It consumes 31,25 watts per hour while the more modern routers consume around 10 watts per hour.

That means that changing to a more modern router could bring a saving of around 40 euros per year. 

Now, the question here is: How much power does your router consume and how much does it cost you.

Electricity usage and cost calculator

The calculator below can be used to calculate the power and cost consumption of a router over a period of time. 

You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.

 

Additional information

Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would learn more about them, have a look to this video that we have prepared for you.

All our videos can be found in YouTube, in both English and Spanish languages.

Additionally, you may need to convert current and voltage into power so the calculator below may be of use for you . Alternatively, yo may have a look to our other calculators for one that fits your need.

 

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