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Little things around the house that add up to lots of watts (Read 2728 times)
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Little things around the house that add up to lots of watts
Jul 30th, 2011 at 3:45am
 
I was messing around and checked this small little black box power supply for my PC speakers...

5W !!!!  WTF?

These are the $15 cheap ones too, so nothing special. And most of the time they are just sitting there with nothing playing on them. WASTE!

example: 15 hrs * 5W = 40Wh a day

Doesn't seem like much but when you are trying to generate power with solar power, every little bit helps. It all adds up.

If you go around the house and add all those little black box power supplies up, you will be amazed.

If you haven't already, it's important to put everything like that on a power strip and turn it off when not in use. It's a little extra trouble but in the log run it makes a big difference.
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