How much electricity does an elevator use?

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asked Oct 22, 2018 in Mathematics by Joshuani (280 points)
How much electricity does an elevator use?

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answered Oct 22, 2018 by Grahlu (51,270 points)
An elevator that lifts humans uses around 7,500 watts per hour or around 70 cents per one hour total usage.

But for just one ride in the elevator it costs around 0.2 cents to lift you up one floor.

An electric motor of an elevator is around 10 Horsepower which consumes a lot of power overtime but not just for one lift.

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