# Power consumption and energy usage of induction cooktops

Induction cooktops use the principle of electromagnetic induction to cook food instead of thermal conduction. You can calculate the energy usage of induction cooktops here. The power consumption of induction cooktops ranges from 1200 watts to 3000 watts. A typical household induction cooktop consumes 1800 watts of power.

Enter the wattage, hours of usage and cost per kWh. The energy usage calculator for induction cooktops gives you the total energy consumed by them. Also, you can find how much power does your induction cooktop consume.

## Energy usage of induction cooktops

 Wattage: Average usage hours per day: Cost per unit*:(Global Electricity rates) Electricity usage per hour: Electricity usage per day: Usage cost per hour: Usage cost per day: Usage cost per month: Usage cost per year:
*The cost is currency independent and same that of cost per unit input given.

### Terms and definitions:

#### Wattage:

Power usage of device in watts as mentioned in the label of the lamp.

#### Cost per unit:

The average cost per unit charged by the electric utility. Every country has different tariff rates. Visit: Global Electricity prices for details if you don’t know how much the utility company charges you per unit or kWH.

#### Units per day:

The number of units of electricity consumed by the load every day considering the entered operation hours.

#### Hours of usage:

Number of hours the load is used per day.

The electricity usage depends on the wattage, number of hours of usage. The utility company charges you for the total number of kilo-watt-hour of energy you have consumed. Kilowatt-hour is the product of power consumption of the load and the number of hours of usage.

## Power consumption of induction cooktops

A typical induction cooktop consumes 1.8 kWh of energy per hour of usage. That means an hour of usage can cost you 0.22 cents.

Induction cooktops can work only if you use a ferromagnetic cooking vessel. A copper coil is found beneath the ceramic cooktop. When powered on current flows through the coil which generates an alternating magnetic field.

This alternating magnetic field produces eddy currents in the ferromagnetic cooking vessel placed over the cooktop. The vessel heats up due to its resistance to the flow of eddy currents.

## Power consumption of an induction cooktop

The typical power consumption of a household single plate induction cooktop is 1800 watts. Depending on the capacity and the number of plates, their power consumption also varies.