charging draw, electrical draw during the charge, how many A/Hs used in a 2 hour charge of electricity

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When I plug in to charge, how much power does it use to run the charger for 2 hours. When I go to a store and they ask what kind of draw are they donating, and I visit/shop for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, how many A/Hs of power do I use.

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I believe what you want to know is how many KILOWATT HOURS of electricity are used, not how many "Ampere hours" (Electricity is billed in "Kilowatt Hours")--The VECTRIX uses about 1.5 Kilowatt hours of electricity each hour of "CP" charging, so charging for 2 hours would require about 3 Kilowatt Hours of electricity.--The circuit used for charging should not have any other heavy loads on it, as current drawn by the vectrix from a 115 to 125 volt outlet is in the 12 to 15 ampere range, and may trip the breaker if the circuit is shared with another significant load.--Bob

Robert M. Curry

If you have a Vectrix VX-1 then it uses 12 to 13 Amperes and that is about what a portable heater uses. So therefore 13 times 120 = 1500 watt or there abouts. I pay here 15 cents a KWH and some places as high as 25 cents a KWH so roughly $0.20 an hour. Any more electrons out of a standard outlet would trip circuit breaker
So if you want to donate to bosses cause maybe it is worth 25 an hour?

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