Phantom Load

Phantom load or “standby power” or “leaking electricity” refers to electricity consumed by devices while they are switched off. Many electrical devices – from air conditioners to VCRs – cannot be switched off completely without being unplugged. These products draw … Continue reading

Standby Power in Australia

Australian households could cut almost 12 percent from their energy bills by turning domestic appliances off at the wall, according to a report on our use of standby power. Money isn’t all you’re saving, a 10 year strategy to reduce … Continue reading

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Introduction to Phantom Loads

A great introductory article on “phantom loads” by Columbia University Reducing Leaking Electricity to a Trickle • source: Phantom Load • Cross-Ref: Earth Institute • See also XlnkS5A0

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