The Appliance Roundup
You have many electrical appliances in your home that consume electrical energy. To obtain 10 points of extra credit, you will need to locate at least 5 different electrical appliances operating on household current (120 Volts) then complete a VIRP table as though all were connected in one parallel circuit.
Electrical information about
each appliance can be found by reading the nameplate attached to the
device. Choose only appliances whose
nameplates are easily visible. DO
NOT open any appliance in search of the nameplate. Light bulbs are not appliances.
You will need to answer all of
the following questions to receive all credit (no partial credit allowed):
1. Sketch the
circuit showing all 5 appliances connected to the 120 volt household source.
2. Complete the
VIRP table, listing the name of the appliances you have chosen.
the minimum circuit breaker value in amps needed to protect the circuit.
4. If all
appliances were turned on for 24 hours, determine the amount of energy consumed.
electricity costs $0.10 per kilowatt-hour, determine the cost of running these
appliances continuously for 24 hours.
6. Attach this
cover sheet to your assignment. Be sure
it is signed below.
7. Turn the light out when you leave.
NOTE: To verify the authenticity of your VIRP table, the signature of the person who pays the electric bill in your home must be affixed below.
Head of Household Bills
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