What are Amps or Amperes?
Amps an abbreviation for Amperes or Amperage, and it measures electrical current. We can use a simple calculation to determine how much current a wine refrigerator consumes:
Amps = Watts (Power) / Volts (Voltage)
How many amps will a use?
We’ve included approximate amp (electrical current) consumption values below.
Each value is based on a specific product that meets the criteria for being classified as small (under 20 bottles), medium (21-49 bottles), or large (50+ bottles).
We’ve also included amp consumption figures for thermoelectric coolers, compressor wine coolers, freestanding, built-in, single zone, and dual zone wine coolers. This gives you a much better idea of which refrigerator uses the most/least current of electricity.
Typical – Consumption
- Mini : 50w/110v = 0.45A
- Small : 95w/120v = 0.79A
- Medium : 90w/110v = 0.81A
- Large : 150w/115v = 1.30A
- : 50w/110v = 0.45A
- : 76w/120v = 0.63A
- : 90w/120v = 0.75A
- Built in : 100w/110v = 0.90A
- Single zone : 90w/110v = 0.81A
- : 100w/110v = 0.90A
As we mentioned at the start of this article, and hopefully as you can see from the paragraph directly above. The number of amps (current) used by wine fridges can vary greatly.
As a result, in order to be completely accurate, you must check each model individually.
Please contact us or leave a comment if you have any questions.
I’ve been a wine enthusiast for over 20 years, and have sold wine refrigerators for the last 15 years. So I would consider myself to be a wine fridge expert. Hence why I created this blog, read between wines, where I post about wine fridges, wines and wine equipment.