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Connected load in a house

  1. Jul 19, 2015 #1
    Recently when i checked the electricity bill ,i found that the connected load was 200 Watts.

    How come it be when i use my 450W computer, 1000W iron box etc.

    Even the light bulbs and fan add upto more than 200W.

    Please comment.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2015
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  3. Jul 19, 2015 #2


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    I would guess that you are reading your bill wrong. Are you sure that it's not 200 Amperes? That's what my circuit panel has for its main switch.
  4. Jul 19, 2015 #3


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    Are you sure that is what it says? Usually power companies charge by the energy consumed, not the power. Thus, I would assume it says something about kWh...
  5. Jul 19, 2015 #4
    Of course there is the energy consumption in kWh and the bill is charged on its basis.

    But there is also this spot on,
    Connected load:200 Watts.

    Maybe I'll enquire about it whenever possible.
  6. Jul 19, 2015 #5
    Thank you for your concern.
  7. Jul 19, 2015 #6
    Maybe I'll get in touch when i find out.
  8. Jul 19, 2015 #7

    jim hardy

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    perhaps you have an unmetered 200 watt yard light that they maintain.
  9. Jul 19, 2015 #8


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    If you could redact your personal information from the bill and scan it and post it here, we can help you interpret it. :smile:
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