How many amps does a 24000 BTU air conditioner use?
A typical 2-ton central air unit that puts out 24,000 BTUs will draw between 15 and 20 amps.
|Motorhome 5th Wheel and Camp Trailer Roof Top Air Conditioners||Watts Required for start up||Average wattage once running|
|7000 btu RV air conditioner||1700||600|
|10,000 btu RV air conditioner||2000||700|
|13,500 btu RV air conditioner||2750||1250|
|15,000 btu RV air conditioner||3500||1500|
- cooling capacity of 1 ton is equal to 3.517 kW of power. For 1.5 ton AC ,power consumption of ac =cooling capacity/EER.
AC consists of two units, Indoor unit which is called the evaporator and the Outdoor Unit which called the Compressor.
- Find the voltage and amperage of the refrigerator; for instance, you may see "115 V" and "6.5 amps." Multiplying these two numbers tells you how many watts your refrigerator uses -- in this case, 747.5 watts. Smaller refrigerators typically use about 350 watts, while larger models use as much as 780 watts.
- Ovens use 1000 to 5000 watts, with an average modern oven using around 2400 watts on medium to high heat. Click calculate to find the energy consumption of an Oven using 2400 Watts for 1 hour a day @ $0.10 per kWh.
Most common voltage ratings for AC units are 115, 125 and 220 volts, and amperage rating can run from 15 to 20 amps. The lower two voltage ratings are common in smaller units, while units with a rating higher than 15,000 BTUs will require a 220-volt circuit.
- The more watts used the higher the amp draw so keep that in mind. Most microwaves, installed originally in RV's, are high wattage and can draw 15 amps easily. Further understand that when a microwave, or any other appliance, first comes on it will draw anywhere form 3 - 5 amps more for start-up.
- Hence, cooling capacity of 1.5 ton = 5275 W of power. If the supply voltage is around 220 V AC, then the running current will be 1510/220 = 6.9 A. As starting current is usually 2–2.5 times the running current, the starting current of a 1.5 ton 5 star split AC with no gas is estimated to be around 15–20 A.
- A typical 2-ton central air unit that puts out 24,000 BTUs will draw between 15 and 20 amps.
Updated: 24th October 2018