Question about Emerson MW8985W Microwave Oven

Hi .. Wattage is a measure of power .. it is the voltage a device opperates at multiplied by the amount of amperage it uses. Sometimes called volt- amps. For an example of this, a 200 watt lamp, on a 120 volt circuit, is using about 1.66 amps. That typical circuit is rated for 15 or 20 amps. The rating is determined by the wire size and the breaker protecting the circuit .. so on my lighting circuit I can install about 8 to 10 of these lights and be safely within the limits of the circuit. For a 1000 watt microwave , on a 20 amp kitchen circuit, this means that the microwave is using about half of the capacity of the circuit. You are charged for your use of electricity by a rate times your usage in kilowatt hours, or how many watts you use, times the hours you are using them.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

it all depends on what you're trying to measure, the wattage used or the wattage output. the handbook will tell you these figures. if you don't have the handbook, you can google for it using the model number and the word manual

May 03, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

There are 2 different wattage's on a microwave oven.

1 The wattage a microwave oven uses from your wallsocket that is in a range from 1500 watt to 2500 watt. you can read this on the typeshield on the back of the oven.

2 The wattage the oven put in you food. ( that is also the wattage that a foodpackage or recepy mentions. it is normal in the range from 600 to 1200 watt. you have too lookup this in the manual or manufacturers website.

1 The wattage a microwave oven uses from your wallsocket that is in a range from 1500 watt to 2500 watt. you can read this on the typeshield on the back of the oven.

2 The wattage the oven put in you food. ( that is also the wattage that a foodpackage or recepy mentions. it is normal in the range from 600 to 1200 watt. you have too lookup this in the manual or manufacturers website.

Mar 03, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

You can find several wattage calculators online where all you have to do is plug in some numbers and it will calculate the wattage for you. Here is a link to one that I have used in the past.

Aug 27, 2014 | Microwave Ovens

By the name I would think that it is a 1000 watt Microwave. Wattage as in cooking power is what you wanted? Running wattage, a 15 amp circuit will work fine. A 120 volt, 1000 watt microwave will use 13.4 amps (1,600 watts) of electricity in a full power cooking cycle. I think that covers everything! ..:)

May 16, 2014 | Magic Microwave Ovens

Hi Nadia,

There's little to be found on the internet for this model oven now. There should be a name plate / manufacturer's sticker either inside the door - on the jamb; or on the rear near the power cord. If you see a rating given as "120VAC / 1200W" this would indicate INPUT wattage, which would be higher than the amount used for cooking. A typical 1200W rated microwave might have 800 - 1000 Watts of cooking power. If there are 2 ratings for wattage like 120V / 1200W / 850W; the 850 Watts is the amount of cooking power. The cooking power - or wattage - is*always* lower than the total wattage. If you see a rating somewhere that indicates 900W cooking power, then that would be the cooking power of the oven.

If you're not satisfied or unsure about the information you're finding on the oven - or it is missing - you might want to contact Magic Chef Customer Service Department at (888) 775-0202. They should be able to help you - or pint you in the right direction.

Good luck!

There's little to be found on the internet for this model oven now. There should be a name plate / manufacturer's sticker either inside the door - on the jamb; or on the rear near the power cord. If you see a rating given as "120VAC / 1200W" this would indicate INPUT wattage, which would be higher than the amount used for cooking. A typical 1200W rated microwave might have 800 - 1000 Watts of cooking power. If there are 2 ratings for wattage like 120V / 1200W / 850W; the 850 Watts is the amount of cooking power. The cooking power - or wattage - is

If you're not satisfied or unsure about the information you're finding on the oven - or it is missing - you might want to contact Magic Chef Customer Service Department at (888) 775-0202. They should be able to help you - or pint you in the right direction.

Good luck!

Apr 07, 2014 | Magic Microwave Ovens

Check the times against the wattage of your oven.

Quite often the wattage for heating times are higher than the wattage of your oven.

Quite often the wattage for heating times are higher than the wattage of your oven.

Oct 29, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

http://www.sharpusa.com doesn't have your manual. But you can find it yourself on the

back of the unit - the wattage should be listed.

If only the amperage is given (you know the voltage is 120 VAC RMS), so using Ohm's Law, you can calculate wattage:

Watts = 120 Volts X Amps

back of the unit - the wattage should be listed.

If only the amperage is given (you know the voltage is 120 VAC RMS), so using Ohm's Law, you can calculate wattage:

Watts = 120 Volts X Amps

May 13, 2011 | Sharp R-2A48 Microwave Oven

The output wattage is 1100 watts. It can be found on the second page of the operating instruction manual. If you don't have one, you can download it at retrevo.com, just enter the model number and get a pdf of the manual. Hope this helps you.

Apr 19, 2011 | Panasonic NN-S540 Microwave Oven

Look on the back for the power requirements, them muliply the number of amps drawn times 100 . example 10 amps times 100 = approx 1000 watts, that will give you an approx. wattage. hope this helps

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May 12, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

The higher the wattage the faster it cooks.

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