Saturday, March 27, 2010

energy saving

I am reconfiguring my electric devices. Putting as many non-critical items onto power bars with on-off switches so that I may decrease the vampiric consumption in my household.

So far I have found 62 items that consume power... But only 6 are critical.


Shut or powered off:
  • palmtop AC adapter
  • cordless phone satellite base
  • toothbrush charger
  • microwave oven (with clock)
  • mobile phone charger
  • NiCd/NiMH battery charger
  • NiCd battery charger
  • 2 AC adapter for painting artwork lamps
  • television (with clock)
  • stereo receiver
  • CD / DVD player
  • cassette tape deck
  • turntable
  • 2 VCRs
  • paper shredder
  • spare DSL modem
  • LCD monitor AC adapter
  • Lord John Whorfin computer, monitor, external CD reader, and external CD writer
  • red LED lights (on desk)
  • illuminated block heater cords (in garage)
It's amazing really how many devices are connected, draining small amounts of power. Parasites.

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