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Mississauga-Brampton Consumer Goods and Services - Electronics Power Usage In Standby Mode



Some appliances such up energy even in standby mode. For example your microwave still uses power for the digital clock, while your VCR uses some power since it may be programmed to record something. Your computer uses power even when a screen saver is displaying on the screen.

Here are some power consumption amounts:

Appliance

KwH/year

Annual Cost

Radio

13

$2

Cordless Phone base station

29

$4

LCD Monitor

23

$3

Computer*

311

$35

Laptop Computer

145

$16

Laser Printer

114

$13 (Passive standby)

Plasma TV

1455

$ 160 (Passive standby)

VCR

92

$10 (Passive standby)

DVD Player

79

$ 9 (Passive standby)

Game Console

234

$26 (Passive standby)

Convection Microwave

35

$4

Rechargeable Tooothbrush

13

$2

Consider completely unplugging some appliances, unless your owners manuals may recommend Standby Mode to reduce wear & tear on the equipment, and in an entertainment centre putting all "cumb" components on a single power bar which can be turned off.

*Windows versions after XP have a Standby mode, useful in laptops for cutting power to unused components (screen, hard drive, CD-ROM,...) to conserve battery power. These computers also offer a Hibernate mode, which records an image of the screen and open programs before shutting down, and reloads all open sessions when the comptuer is restarted or un-hibernated.

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