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Peak power consumption of Google Nest thermostat

jammy54
Community Member

Can someone PLEASE tell me what the peak power consumption is (i.e. worst case VA load) for a Google Nest thermostat? I am trying to make sure my transformers are correctly loaded. 

I have not been able to find this spec anywhere.

Thanks

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Ryan_G
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi jammy54,

 

Thanks for reaching out here in the Google Nest Community. The estimated power consumption for the Nest Thermostat is less than 1 kWh/month. You could check out more information here.

 

Regards,

Ryan

 

 

jammy54
Community Member

@Ryan_G : Thanks for your answer, but I am looking for the peak (worst case) VA consumption. I imagine this would be when the batteries are being charged. I need the worst-case VA load in order to size the transformers in my system correctly.  

Ryan_G
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

 Hey jammy54,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

The 1kWh per month is the information we can share and its 20-30 VAC compatibility.

 

For further assistance regarding what transformer size you're going to get, we recommend consulting your local HVAC technician.

 

Regards,

Ryan


 

MelbaDT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there, 

 

Checking back in should you have further questions here. Let us know by replying to this thread. 

 

Best, 

Melba

jammy54
Community Member

My question is still not answered. See my original post. 

MelbaDT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey jammy54, 

 

I understand that this is not the answer you're looking for but just like what Ryan mentioned above, this is the only available information that we can share and it is best to get in touch with your HVAC technician. 

 

Best, 

Melba

Ryan_G
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,

 

I just wanted to follow up and see if you're still in need of help. Please let us know as we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

 

Best regards,

Ryan


 

jammy54
Community Member

I STILL need the answer. How much power (watts or VA) does the Nest draw in the WORST CASE, e.g. when charging weak batteries?

Ryan_G
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi jammy54,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

We'd like to share some information that would answer your question, but what's included in my first response is the only available information that we know.

 

Thank you for the understanding.

 

Regards,

Ryan

Ryan_G
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey jammy54,

 

Thanks for being here in the Google Nest Community.

 

I'd like to check if you've seen my response here. Let us know if you have further questions.

 

Best regards,

Ryan

jammy54
Community Member

Ryan:

This is hopeless. I don't think you even understand my question.

I'm sorry. Not trying to insult you, just frustrated.

Ryan_G
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi jammy54,

 

I am sorry that you feel that way. I wish we could provide more information about the energy consumption of each device.

 

Regards,

Ryan

Ryan_G
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

Thanks for being here in the Google Nest Community. 

I'd like to bump in here and make sure that you’ve seen our response.
Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this thread in 24 hours.

Have a great day.

Best regards,
Ryan
 

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

 

I wanted to check in with you, and ensure you are good to go. Please let me know if you are still having trouble, as I will be locking the thread in 24 hours due to inactivity.

 

Best regards,

Jake

jammy54
Community Member

My question is still not answered. Let me put it another way.

How many Google Nest thermostats can I put on a 40 VA transformer without exceeding its capacity?

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey jammy54,

 

Sorry for the confusion here. The Nest Thermostats themselves don't use much power. It would be more your HVAC system. I would recommend reaching out to an HVAC professional, as they would be able to provide you with more details.

 

Best regards,

Jake

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey jammy54,


I wanted to check in and see if you had further questions from here. Please let me know, as I would be happy to assist, and answer any you may have.

Best regards,
Jake

Jake
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey jammy54,


I wanted to follow up with you, and see if you had any other questions from here. Please let me know, as I will be locking the thread in 24 hours.

 

Best regards,

Jake