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Bill Machrone of PC Magazine decided to investigate how much power his gadgets were consuming when turned off or not in use. He found 80 watts were in use even though all of his devices were not in use. At 876 kilowatt-hours per year, the powered down gadgets account for over 9 percent of Bill’s yearly electric bill. (via Engadget)
Cable box
15 watts
Small three-piece speaker system
6 watts
Larger three-piece speaker system
12 watts
Router
6 watts
Cable modem
7.5 watts
Laptop charger
2.5 watts
iPod charger
0.6 watts
HP OfficeJet multifucntion printer
7 watts
19-inch Dell Trinitron display
6 watts
HP Pavillion desktop
6 watts
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