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Is power still being used if something is plugged in but not using power. For example, a phone charger.?

Is power still being used if something is plugged in but not using power. For example, a phone charger.?

Postby tudor » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:32 am

Basically, think if you have an iPhone charger plugged in to a wall socket but no iPhone attached AND the switch is set to on. Would you still be charged for using power in this situation?
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Postby hughie » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:34 am

Yes! ???
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Is power still being used if something is plugged in but not using power. For example, a phone charger.?

Postby macewen » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:37 am

Yes your phone charger will still be using a small amount of electricity when it is plugged in and not charging. As will you television, most devices with a memory, cable or satellite box, pc, any device with a clock, any device with a remote control, any device with a standby LED, etc ,etc. No single one draws much but combined it adds up. It would interesting to see how much electricity a house uses when nobody is home for say a month and none of those devices were unplugged.
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Postby donn66 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:38 am

yes it is still using power

the charger is a transformer. meaning tha AC in it generates magnetic power which in turn generates DC. With no "drain" from the DC the transformer does not work at full power. Maybe at 1%- but it still drains power. leave it plugged in when you go away for the holidays and you'll see it in the electricity bill
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Is power still being used if something is plugged in but not using power. For example, a phone charger.?

Postby unwin » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:46 am

Yeah even though is not the same power amount as when you have your IPhone connected, its still consuming electricity, but not as much as if when your IPhone is plugged in.
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Is power still being used if something is plugged in but not using power. For example, a phone charger.?

Postby culain69 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:49 am

Yes, although it may be a small amount of energy, over the course of a year it builds up. This is caled vampire power.
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Postby elazaro » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:57 am

YES, it still uses power,about 1 watt idling power that turning into wasted heat.
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Postby alvaro95 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:00 am

yes :) ???
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