## 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:** 120-watt Fusion Pro 48 (we'll demonstrate with our largest and highest wattage laser)

**Typical Maximum Power Consumption of the Laser:** 1900 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

(1900 x $0.075) / 1000 x 1 = $0.143

So it costs, roughly, just under 15 cents per hour to run the laser, or $1.20 per eight hour day. And that's for the highest wattage machine that Epilog manufactures - a 60-watt system would be approximately half that cost.

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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: 38613 | Created on: May 29, 2013 |