We ran a test last night for testing the Mini’s power consumption for those who had been asking in the past.
The results are as follows:
While heating up, the mini pulls ~190W. Once heated, the mini pulses the nozzle on and off so your peak wattage is 180W and drops to as low as 54W with about a 50% duty cycle.
For a 45 minute print, the mini used 0.11kW
The average price per kW/hr in the US is $0.12.
Based on this, if you printed constantly, you’d spend about $0.02/hour, $0.42/day, and $2.95/week to 3D print.
A few people asked about how much it costs to let your printer run idle…
The printer was left running idle for 2 hours and the meter had yet to register any Wattage. I think it’s safe to say it’s next to nothing. You’ll probably spend more replacing your electronics case cooling fan from having it run 24-7