The Epson Energy Savings Calculator provides a comparison of estimated power consumption of select thermal, hybrid, and impact Epson POS printers and select competitors’ POS models.
The power consumption projection calculation is based on a projection of measured performance of an average from 3 printer samples (except for Beiyang BTP-M280 and Toshiba Tec TRST-A12 which are evaluated from 1 unit and Aures ODP-200H which is evaluated from 2 units). For single station printers, the model assumes printing 300 receipts a day over a 16 hour day with power on 24 hours/day. For hybrid units, the model assumes printing 300 receipts and 30 checks a day over a 16 hour day with power on 24 hours/day. Receipt size is approximately 8 inches. The average energy consumption of the tested printers can then be multiplied by a number of installed units you select up to 100,000.
Competitors' information was obtained using publically available information or through testing completed in Epson labs and has not been verified by a third party.
A default for kilowatt/hour energy costs of $ .10 is based on the national average found at the US Energy Information Association:
These savings calculations are estimates only. Actual savings may differ based on the number of receipts printed, the settings selected, the receipt design, the receipt length, and the actual cost of energy consumed. Epson encourages you to conduct your own tests to determine your energy savings.