power consumption

Definitions

Construction

  • The rate at which power is consumed by a device or unit (such as a building), usually expressed in kilowatt-hours, Btu/hour, or horsepower-hours.

Electronics

  • The power drawn from a source, such as that utilized by a load. Also called power drain (1).
  • The rate at which power is drawn from a source. Usually expressed in watts. Also called power drain (3).
  • synonympower drain
  • The load or process that draws the power utilized in power consumption (1).
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