How Many Amps Does A Wine Refrigerator Use

How Many Amps Does A Wine Fridge Use?

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In this article, we’re going to be discussing how many amps, or amperes, that a wine refrigerator uses.

Now, as we all know, wine coolers come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. And not only this, the level of current depends on multiple factors, including the temperature settings, age, technology, and the unit’s cleanliness in terms of having its fans/vents being cleaned.

With that being said, we’ve gone about providing the average amp consumption based on general sizes, including mini, small, medium and large-sized wine coolers. We’ve also included some other variants, which we’ve discussed further below.

Therefore, without further ado, let’s talk amp consumption!

What are Amps or Amperes?

Amps is the abbreviated version of Amperes or Amperage, and this unit measures electrical current. To work out the amount of current that a wine refrigerator is using, we can use a simple calculation which is:

Amps = Watts (Power) / Volts (Voltage)

How many amps will a wine refrigerator use?

We’ve included approximate amp (electrical current) consumption values below.

Each value is based on a particular product that meets the criteria for being categorised as either small (below 20 bottles), medium (21-49 bottles) or large-sized (50+ bottles).

We’ve also included amp consumption values for thermoelectric coolers, compressor wine coolers, freestanding, built in, single zone and dual zone wine coolers. This is so you can get a much better indication as to which fridge uses the most/least current of electricity.

Typical Wine FridgeAmp Consumption



As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, and hopefully from what you’ve seen in the paragraph directly above. Wine fridges can vary quite substantially in the number of amps (current) that they use.

Therefore, to be completely accurate, you’ll need to check model-by-model.

If you’re looking to purchase a wine cooler, you may have other questions on the cost, whether you need one, where to place it, and even where to buy one, etc. If so, why not take a read of our guide here.

Otherwise, if you have any questions, then feel free to contact us or leave a comment below.

David J Sharp is a wine equipment expert, having previously worked with some of the best wine cooler manufacturers within the USA. Today he works as a full-time wine cooler and wine cellar consultant for small and large clients alike. You can find out more about LoveCraftWines here.

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