The Steam 'n Clean uses 1500 Watts to operate. The amps would then convert to approximately 12.5 amps of electricity. The motor label reads 120V 60Hz. Amps is an electrical term that describes the amount of electricity used by a product during operation. Many people think that more Amps means more power. All Amps really mean is that the machine uses more electricity. BISSELL engineers use the best motors available in our products to provide efficient and reliable performance for long lasting cleaning.