Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

Switch off the Plug Point

By on May 2, 2017

Many a times we think that switching off the Television from remote, or just turning the power button off for an appliance makes sure that it is not consuming any electricity. But the fact is that the appliance continues to consume electricity till the plug point is not switched off. The LEDs and internal circuitry constantly consume electricity till the power is switched off from the plug point.

study done on this topic reveals that we waste about 7-10% of units consumed in form of standby power.

Some sample numbers for various appliances are as given below:

ApplianceStandby Power
Television Set7 W
DVD Player7.54 W
Set Top Boxes17.8 W
Video Games23.34 W
Laptop15.77 W
Desktop PC21.13 W
Modem5.37 W
Music System13 W
Speaker System2 W
Cell Phone Charger2.24 W
Microwave Oven3.08 W

Details on more appliances can be found on the US government research link.

Based on the number of hours an appliance is connected to the mains and is switched on, one can calculate units consumed per month. This number will give a good indication of how much electricity bill can be reduced by taking simple measures.

Thus unknowingly, people waste a lot of electricity in form of standby power. A simple way to cut this down is to make a habit of switching off the appliances from the plug point as soon as the appliance as been used. For those who find it difficult to unplug many appliances in a go, they can use a surge strip or power strip to control the same. A typical power strip has 4-5 plug points and can be connected & switched off from the mains through a single plug. Smart power strips or energy saving power strips that automatically disconnect appliances from mains when in sleep mode, are available in various developed countries. We will continue to research and provide you ways you can source them in India. So keep reading Bijli Bachao!

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अगर आप के कुछ भी सवाल हैं, वह आप नीचे दिए हुए सवाल-जवाब सेक्शन में पूछ सकते हैं। आप अपने सवाल हिंदी में भी पूछ सकते हैं और हम आपको हिंदी में ही जवाब देंगे। कृपया एक ही सवाल को बार बार ना डालें। आप एक बार जब "submit " बटन दबाएंगे, उसके बाद आपका सवाल यहाँ दिखने में थोड़ा टाइम लगेगा। कृपया धैर्य रखें। अगर हमारे पास आपके सवाल का जवाब है तो हम उसे जल्दी से जल्दी जवाब देने की कोशिश करेंगे। कृपया अपने सवाल ई मेल या सोशल मीडिया पर ना डालें।



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