How Much Power Does An AV Receiver Use

There is a big debate on how much power an Av receiver use everywhere, In the blog contents, I will discuss deeper on this topic and also concern how to can manage your Av receiver power, and how to make it last longer.


An AV receiver’s electric consumption based on calculation and research will vary between 50% – 80% of the max which also depends on whether the receiver is in use or idle.

In a short form, an Av receiver actually uses approximately 450 watts on average, which means an AV receiver used approximately 3 hours a day.

In the rest of the blog post, I will discuss how to accurately read your AV receiver consumption and also how to manage your AV receiver, etc, make sure your readers to the very end of this post for tips on personal mantainence of your AV receiver.

Before actually hopping into the main topic, I want to give a brief explanation of what exactly an AV receiver is.

What Does an AV receiver Do?

In abbreviation AV receiver simply means (Audio/Video receiver) it is the combination of audio amplifier and audio/video switching device for a home theater.

AV receiver (Audio/Video receiver) contains inputs which are for all users audio and video for example a cable TV box, Blu ray or CD player and digital media hub, etc.

To put it easily and simply to understand, A AV recieve have two main functionality

which are Audio and Video functionality, The audio receiver amplifies the sound of the audio so it can be fed  to your speaker

Video receivers allow you to select both the audio and video you wish to watch.

 How Much AV Reciever Power do you need?

Finding out how much AV receiver power you need depends on what you want, like the measure of how loud you want it to be.

Put these two things into consideration before choosing the AV receiver power you need

  • Make sure you consider how loud you plan on playing your audio and movies and the size of your home theatre, you might need an AV receiver with 150 watts per channel.
  • If you want a fashionable and portable AV receiver, you may want to go for an AV receiver with 70/50 watts per channel.

Should I Leave The AV Reciever On?

Leaving your AV receiver on everything is not a good idea for any equipment you are using, Many people have this idea that it is best to leave the power on because all the time because each time the receiver is turned back on, it will take up a lot of power.

Unless you plan on using it all the time, keeping it on all day is not the right thing to do. To every circuitry, heat can be the there biggest enemy.

How Much Electricity will an AV Reciever Use When Working?

There are different types of AV receiver but most AV receiver has a standby circuit which means AV receiver will be using the same amount of power as a light bulb when it is working.

The amount of the watt is 120 watts to that of a light bulb, however, your equipment (AV receiver hardly uses more power than a regular bulb and it does not also take up more each time you turn it back on.

How To Take Care Of Your Av Reciever?

Instead of letting your equipment spoil bit by bit because of maintenance, proper care, or because you don’t know how to care for your AV Reciever, I will be sharing with you more basic steps to keep it safe and help it serve you for a long period. Let’s hop into it.

Depending on how long you have been using your equipment (AV Reciever) some components like Wires, Plugins, amp, fuse, etc, in the AV receiver may have got some issues because I have been using it for a long period.

Make sure you don hesitate to replace it as quickly as possible so it won’t end up in the worst or unusable equipment for you, change any parts that are worn out as soon as you notice to keep the AV receiver working perfectly.

Ensure you keep it in a place that is stable and can not be kicked off by children, like having a permanent position where it can be connected to the rest of the setup.

Keeping the electronic system in an overheating place is one of the fasting ways to spoil it, ensure you keep it in a cool place so that it AVreceivewon’tont force to change in circuity which can affect the electricity consumption.


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