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How can you determine the amperage used by a television?

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Television AmperageGet a clamp on meter and clamp it around the hot wire only. This will give you the amperage if you don't know how to do the calculation. But a tv doesn't pull enough amperage to worry about. Additional InputIf you do need this info for calculating loads, as for example on an extension cord, power strip, or a surge protector, there are two ways I can think of that will provide the Ampere draw of a TV.

First, check for a label, decal, sticker, or even embossed into the TV housing. Usually, the power requirements are on the device. Also, usually, the label will show either Amps used, OR Watts.

If the label only gives Watts, to calculate Amps, DIVIDE the indicated Watts on the label by the indicated VOLTAGE, which will results in Amps.

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