# Lulzbot Taz 6 Power Consumption

I was searching for this answer the other day as I am considering buying the Lulzbot Taz 6.

I was also curious how much power compared to traditional methods 3D printing uses. Wish I could find the link, but it’s takes about 100x more electricity to do 3D printing.

I was able to confirm that a 3D Printer is about 100W consumption. But I wanted to found out how much power the Lulzbot TAZ 6 consumes, and it was somewhat difficult to find but I found this one page flyer.

So It states that the Lulzbot TAZ 6 uses 24V with an average power consumption of 5.3A which multiplied out gives us 127.2 Watts. So then multiple that by the number of hours you want to print and you get kilowatt hours. The base rate for electricity where I live is 15 cents a KWh but Unfortunately it’s tiered so it’s about 35 cents if you use a lot of power for your house(ie Bigger house with kids). So A 12 hour print will cost me about 55 cents. Now I think the inverter will have some cost in power which so I expect it to be a little higher than 55 cents for a 12 hour print, and more power when it’s cold than when it’s hot.

I think you’ll see some posts about stuff I build with the Lulzbot TAZ 6 if end up getting it.

***CORRECTION***

See the first comment below. I made the mistake of thinking the amps were on the 24V side but they are on the 120V side. Uses about 650 volts.

jdHate to tell you this, but your calculations are incorrect. The 5.4A rating is on the 120VAC side, not on the 24VDC side. So your actual power draw to run the printer is something like 650 watts, not 100 watts. If you notice the EU current consumption is listed as 2.65A, which is half of the US current – this is because the EU uses twice the voltage as the US.