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Electricity consumption in stand by mode

"Who left the charger to a wall outlet? Electricity will be consump to twenty rubles after a month!"- This unexpected phrase I heard from the lips of the not a pretty poor family owner. Paradoxically, it is a habit to avoid pointless waste of money differs from other wealthy people in our country. And wealthy people improve their knowledge in this area, and all others related to personal finance savings, at best, with disdain.

Some items can help reduce power consumption

Average power consumption for the majority of the population annually increases, and the reason for this lies not only in increasing the number of different appliances, but in our ignorance in matters of saving electricity. We hope that the information presented in this article will fill up your knowledge in this area.

Many people are aware of the fact that the trickle of water from a faulty or leaky valve closed for a day translates into tens and sometimes hundreds of liters of water.

It may therefore be constantly leaking tap in our time - a rarity. However, if you look at the situation with use but not consumed of electricity, the situation is reversed.

There are a lot of these so tightly closed "taps" In every house, every apartment through which constantly "leaked" electricity, and in a place with it your money too. We talk about electric appliances that consume electricity even when switched off while in "sleep" mode - Stand by. And considering that each family has up to a dozen of these instruments, the annual trickle turns into a considerable sum out of your wallet.

A striking example of such a senseless waste of energy is a modern TV set turned off. It would seem that if the screen does not show anything, then the electricity is not consumed. However, it is not. The power supply circuitry, and some TV is under constant voltage to provide receive commands from a remote control, and then the electricity consumed in the form of heat coming from the power supply.

According to manufacturers’ data, the level of electricity consumption in stand by mode, depending on the model and year of televisions, ranges from 0.2 to 10 watts per hour. That is, when watching TV 5 hours a day, unhelpful, annual cost of electricity from one TV set will make at least half a kilowatt, but this applies only to new models with LCD screens. A normal TV spends from 34 to 68 kilowatts per year.

Another consumer of electricity is an electronic microwave oven with built-in timer (such as the vast majority). Microwave oven consumes in stand by mode for about 3 kilowatts per hour, a day it works less than an hour. It is easy to calculate that for the year, the oven will spend 25 kilowatts of practically dry.

Here is a list of devices that consume relatively large amounts of energy in the mode of «Stand by» (per hour of downtime):

         • Inkjet and laser printers - from 2 to 4 watts;
         • Electronically controlled electric - 3 watts;
         • Cordless Telephones (consumer - base) - 1 watt;
         • different types of battery chargers, especially for mobile phones - 1 watt.

Walk around your house and count how many devices of the year off pointless consumption, and therefore your money. If everything is calculated, then the older people’s advices about off the outlet device acquire a different meaning, except for fire protection. These tips protect you from unnecessary wastage.

Do not neglect them.

By the way, there is the expanded table of power consumption devices in stand by mode.

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