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Re: Re: Re: Mobile phones

What? You discovered that if there is no load on the outlet there is no power consumption (or **** little). Better watch you back, the PC police may be knocking at your door soon. 62,400 repetitions of "I will unplug all electronic devices when I am not using them," will get you back into line.

"I will unplug all electronic devices when I am not using them,"

"I will unplug all electronic devices when I am not using them,"

"I will unplug all electronic devices when I am not using them,"

"I will unplug all electronic devices when I am not using them,"

"I will unplug all electronic devices when I am not using them,"

.....

Al Gore doesn't worry about his phone charger, he just has his assistant do it for him.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Mobile phones

The interesting part of the original post was the reference to 65,000 homes. Whenever you see a reference to the number of homes as a surrogate for energy think scam. It's a bit like the use of power instead of energy. I mean one pulse of a high power laser can produce the power equivalence of a large power station but nowhere near enough energy to charge a mobile phone. Smoke and mirrors, like windpower/energy.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mobile phones

I recently studied my house's standby power usage. It came up to 3%.

My new cell phone charger consumes a terriric amount. 0.36 watts or 0.25 kWh per month, when not charging the phone. With my average total usage of 1000 kWh per month, that's nothing. Cost is a massive 2.5 cents per month.

But spin it the other way. Assuming there are 100 million cell phones in America. Those chargers at a ratio of 4000 to 1 are using the energy of 25 thousand homes. Now doesn't that sound scary?

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mobile phones

"Now doesn't that sound scary?"

Depends whose home one thinks of when trying to do the conversion.