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Posted · including power costs in print cost estimate?

Sometime I wonder what the electrical cost is for a print. Just one of those things that I really have no idea about. I am guessing it isn't a lot, but it might be a significant portion of the cost of highly quality prints of small objects.

Seems like it would be cool if Cura could make an estimate on the power consumed to make a print (at least for the UM models). Like filament, it could let you enter a cost per a kWh, (or whatever Europe uses on energy bills. calories?)

 

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Posted · including power costs in print cost estimate?

Maybe somebody already calculated what the cost per hour is, or measure yourself,

you just need to add it to the cost of the filament, and you get a total price :)

 

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Posted · including power costs in print cost estimate?

If you are calculating with 0,2kW/h it is fine. So 0,05€/printhour is well calculated.

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Posted · including power costs in print cost estimate?

It will depend on where you live of course. But like dirkdirk mentionned its 200-230Wh. Funny the info is not on the UM2 product page anymore.

So $/kwh * 0.2 * number of hours.

Here its 5.5cents per kwh * 0.2 * 24 hours = 0.26$/day

 

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