Leaking electricity costs money

Standby power, also called vampire power, phantom load, or leaking electricity, refers to the electric power consumed by electronic appliances while they are switched off or in a standby mode. A very common “electricity vampire” is a power adapter which has no power-off switch. While this consumption of power may be used to provide useful functions for appliances such as remote controls and digital clocks to the user, most power consumed by non-operational devices is considered wasted. Advocates of energy conservation sometimes use the term ” wall warts” to describe devices that stay plugged in and using power without performing a useful purpose.    Source: WidipediaAs consumer electronic companies ingeniously develop more useful consumer electronics, and consumers adopt more electronic products, more vampire power is consumed, resulting in more pollution and consumer cost, for little or no appreciable consumer benefit.  More at   http://vampirepower.org/  

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