## Power Consumption and Your Laser |
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Article ID: 29954 |

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# Power Consumption and Your Laser

Using the formula and information below, you can discover how much power our laser systems draw as well as how much it costs to operate a laser. Most users are pleasantly surprised at how energy and cost efficient these powerful systems are - even our highest-wattage machine costs less than a dollar a day to operate!

The cost of operating the laser can be easily figured out by plugging your electricity rates into the formula below.

**Laser System:** Legend 36EXT 120 Watt (we'll demonstrate with our largest and highest wattage laser)

**Typical Maximum Power Consumption of the Laser:** 1560 watts

**Power Costs per Kilowatt Hours:** $0.075 (This will be different based on your electric company.)

(wattage x power cost / 1000) x Time in hours = cost to operate the laser for one hour

(1560 x $0.075) / 1000 x 1 = $0.117

So it costs roughly 12 cents per hour to run the laser, or 96 cents per eight hour day. And that's for the highest wattage machine that Epilog manufactures.

Keep in mind these numbers may fluctuate depending on your machine and local energy costs; however, the differences will be minimal and will still result in a very cost-effective, energy-efficient operation.

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