With the ever-rising cost of electricity, we’re all getting increasingly sensitive about how much power our computers, televisions, appliances and other doohickeys are using — not just when we’re using them, but also when they’re allegedly turned off.
Some, like refrigerators, aren’t running full tilt all the time. Others, such as computers, printers, displays and other gear, have “sleep” modes — they power down significantly but they’re still on. And some devices, like televisions and cable boxes, aren’t really off when we push that “Off” button or switch. All are still drawing a small amount of power, a phenomenon that’s called “parasitic load.”
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