Some real appliances
Real washing machines and dishwashers use different amounts of electricity at different times in their cycle. The following charts show examples of a dishwasher and a washing machine cycle showing electricity consumption (number of kilowatts) at the time from start of cycle. You will notice that the electricity consumption peaks at various times, this is when the heaters within the machines are being used.
If you start the dishwasher and washing machine at the same time the peak consumption will overlap a little peaking at about 4.5 kilowatts. If your system is generating 2 kilowatts you will have to import 2.5 kilowatts during the peak.
By starting the dishwasher 10 minutes after the washing machine their consumption peaks will not overlap peaking at about 2.5 kilowatts. If your system is generating 2 kilowatts you will only have to import 0.5 kilowatts during the peak.
Different appliances and programs have different electricity usage profiles. To understand the usage profiles of your appliances use an Energy Usage Monitor.
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