Today we all almost are using mobiles be it simple basic phone or smartphone and we have to charge it also regularly. Also we use tablet, laptop etc. in our home. So, one thing always comes in mind that since mobile charging is necessary but how much electricity is consumed by mobile?
The answer of above question depends on the mobile’s battery and mobile charger. The battery and charger are of many types. Higher the capacity, higher the electricity requirement. In a typical home of 4 people, the number of mobile, tablet and laptop will be 4 mobiles, 1 tablet and 1 laptop. So, what would be monthly power requirement for a small home? Let’s see.
Types of batteries in Mobile:
Li-ion and Li-Polymer
Battery may be a factor in deciding the cost of mobile, weight of mobile and design of mobile. The comparison of both the popular batteries for mobile are given below in the table.
|1||Energy capacity||High||Relatively low|
|2||Size/Form factor||Bulky||flexible , can take even shape of credit card|
|4||Over-voltage protection||Needs circuit on board||No need|
Electricity consumption by Mobile batteries:
For individual mobile, the unit (kwh) consumed, its hourly charge and monthly bill is shown in the below table for different types of mobile chargers.
Chargers of different types and consumtion:
So, for a family of 4 mobiles, the bill may be calculated 4 times the individual monthly charge. This will help in deciding the mobile. The rate of electricity is different across the world, so this will also change as per the region, and the monthly electricity bill.