## What is the unit of electricity consumption?

Those installed meters measure electricity on kilowatt-hour (KWH). In normal terms, we say 1 unit for 1 KWH. It is actually the amount of power used for a certain period of time. For the easy purpose, we say an electrical appliance of 1000W consuming power for one hour will consume 1KWH i.e. 1KWH = 1KW x 1hr.

### How do you measure current consumption?

What you ought to do is measure the current flowing into the circuit with the aid of an ammeter. By using an ammeter, you’re able to calculate the power consumption of that particular instance.

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- Example:
- Total Consumed Units = 720.
- E = P x t … ( Wh)
- E = P x t ÷ 1000 … ( kWh)
- Consumed Energy = Energy Used in Watts x Time in Hours.
- E = P x t … ( Wh)
- E = P x t ÷ 1000 … (
- Energy Cost = Energy Used in kWh x Time in Hours.

**How is unit consumption calculated?**

Just like the odometer on your vehicle that shows the actual distance travelled by the vehicle, electricity meter shows the amount of electricity that is used. So a 100-Watt bulb if kept on for 10 hours will consume: 100 x 10 = 1000 Watt-Hour = 1 Kilowatt-Hour (kWH) = 1 units (on your meter).

## Which instrument measures electricity consumption?

The power meter is a multi-function device that measures precisely continuous current, alternative current, the intensity of DC or AC and power in Watts. The reading of AC power is considered the real value and has a maximum range of 6000 Watts.

### What is the instrument used to measure electricity?

ammeter

The electric current in one part of a circuit is measured with an ammeter, which gives a reading in ampere. To take the measurement, a gap is made in the circuit and the ammeter is connected into that gap, so that the charged particles moving around the circuit must pass through the meter.