A common concern in these challenging economic times is excessive electric bills. Leaving electronics, like chargers, power tools, cell phones, games, computers, laptops, tablets and appliances plugged in drains energy and reduces battery life. Think you might need to save on electric bills?
Some scary facts for you:
- 10-20% of your home’s electricity consumption is due to appliances left in standby mode.
- A mobile phone charger uses 4 watts while charging a phone, 2 watts even when the phone is fully charged, and STILL 2 watts when the charger is plugged in without the phone.*
- U.S. home standby usage at 50 watts, or about 5% of nationwide electricity usage.
- On average, homes contain 19 appliances using stand by power.
- Computer printers are one of the biggest energy wasters, some of them drawing 11.4 watts when idling.
- DVRs, meant to replace VCRs, can draw 50 watts when “off”.
* Calculations assume 3 hours of product use and 21 hours of standby mode at .105kWh
Take Charge Power Saving Devices Are The Answer
Take Charge energy saving devices save on electric bills automatically shutting off power to your attached devices after 3 hours. The Take Charge power saving devices cut the drain of vampire energy by blocking power to the device. If you have devices (such as a computer or TV) that sit unused for hours on end, Take Charge saves you money by automatically turning off those devices after 3 hours.