How many watts is a 10 000 BTU air conditioner?
|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|
A typical 2-ton central air unit that puts out 24,000 BTUs will draw between 15 and 20 amps.
- In general, the higher the BTU rating, the more electricity your unit will pull. And, of course, the energy draw will vary by make and model. 6,000 BTU Air Conditioner (approximately 560 watts)
This unit could cool a room up to 260 sq. ft.
- As a general reference point, a 3 ton central air conditioner uses around 3500 watts per hour and a 12,000 BTU window unit uses about 1200 watts per hour.
- Low Amps. The majority of modern ceiling fans use less than an amp, averaging between 0.5 and 1 amp, depending on the model and the setting. One amp drawn by a ceiling fan is equivalent to about 120 watts. Low settings use less amperage while higher settings use more.
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.
- It has a true 5 HP motor that says it takes 15 amps 230 volts on the motor data plate. The compressor has a 14 gauge cord with a 15 amp 230 volt plug on the end. (I have no manual and not available online.) It seems to me that something that takes 15 amps continuous would need a 20 amp circuit.
- A typical 2-ton central air unit that puts out 24,000 BTUs will draw between 15 and 20 amps.
- Wattage Chart
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
Updated: 24th October 2018