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Q: How much electricity do hair curlers take to use? ( Answered,   3 Comments )
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 Subject: How much electricity do hair curlers take to use? Category: Health > Beauty Asked by: toy4mud-ga List Price: \$5.00 Posted: 25 Oct 2003 05:06 PDT Expires: 24 Nov 2003 04:06 PST Question ID: 269584
 ```I'm looking for the amount of electricity hair curlers use. I always argue with my girlfriend that leaving them plugged in for hours at a time before shes going to curl her hair must be really expensive. I don't really know though. But from the way the energy is used, I would have to think its very inefficient. The set of curlers is 20 pieces, and they are billed as insta heat, 5 minutes heat up time. Any average rate would be sufficient.```
 Subject: Re: How much electricity do hair curlers take to use? Answered By: till-ga on 25 Oct 2003 06:10 PDT
 ```All technical processes where electricity is turned into heat consume quite a lot of energy. Here are some average values for the energy uses of hair-curlers I found out for you : 400 watts ( http://www.diversepower.com/html/watts.html ) 750 watts ( http://www.realgoods.com/renew/sizing/watt_chart.pdf ) 750 watts ( http://www.unlimited-power.co.uk/powestv2.xls ) 350 watts ( http://www.mcecoop.com/acrobat/energyconsumption.pdf ) 350 watts ( http://www.belco.bm/belco/belco_pages/energy-calc.html ) Sure it depends on the size of the device, the heating speed and the amount of curlers heated, but 400 watts seems to be a good average. So starting it e .g. 2 hours before using it will consume 0.8 kWh of electrical energy. Here in europe any electrical device must have a rating-plate where the energy use in watts is shown. Maybe you can find it on your curler to find out the exact value. till-ga Search strategy: ( ://www.google.de/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22hair+curler+set%22+watts ) and ( ://www.google.de/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=hair+curling+energy+consumption )```
 ```I'd be more worried about the fire risk of leaving a heating appliance unattended for long periods, particularly one that isn't intended to be used in this way. Owain```
 `Thanks for the answer. I just didnt want to look myself.`
 ```The thermistor switches the curler on/off once it gets warmed off. So few hundred watts the first couple minutes, and maybe 50 watts each additional minute. Imagine the heat you feel radiated from a light bulb when you put your hand in front of it.```