How many amps does a desktop computer draw?
That varies depending on the computer (see the label on your computer for its ratings):
- a very tiny desktop computer that I have draws about 1A
- an old quadcore desktop computer that I have draws about 12A
Each computer will have an amperage rating. Using 80% rule for continuous load you should not exceed 16 Amps total. You'll have to add in your monitor power as well. Your start up current can be slightly higher due to bringing discs up to speed. A typical desktop might draw from 2 to 3 amps. Depending on type a monitor may draw from 1 to 3 amps. A typical laptop may draw 1.5 amps from…