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Electrical Energy and Power
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Electrical Energy and Power

Energy Transfer by Appliances

• Describe how different domestic appliances transfer energy.
• Describe what is meant by the power rating of an appliance.

How appliances transfer electrical energy into other forms such as thermal energy or kinetic energy?
What is meant by the power rating for an appliance?

Calculating energy transferred by appliances
1. A kettle has a power rating of 2200 watts and is used for 80 seconds. Calculate the total energy transferred.
2. A fan has a power rating of 20 watts and is used for 1 hour. Calculate the total energy transferred.
3. An iron is used for five minutes and a total of 600,000 joules of energy is transferred. Calculate the power of the iron.
4. A blender has a power of 400 watts and a total of 48,000 joules of energy is transferred when the blender is in use. Calculate the time that the blender is used for.

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