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ImageGardenGuyAZ
Jun 8, 2011 10:48 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Interesting article...companies have become more wasteful, in the process of making our lives easier, with everything being rechargable.

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/other-gadgets/v...
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ImageAguane
Jun 8, 2011 11:15 AM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
Wow! Thanks for posting this!
Alan, I've always known about the waste in the "instant on" technology but haven't seen it quantified before this. 50% is horrible!

And wouldn't you know. There is research being done to capture heat waste in electrical production and reuse it. I would think there work being done to develop a device that can capture electrical waste in the home. I'll look into that.

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/ees/mssed/news.shtml
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Frillylily
Jun 8, 2011 11:19 AM CST
Missouri
so I am assuming that my computer here uses a lot of power that is wasted when I put it in stand by or sleep mode. Does it hurt the computer to shut it down and unplug it every night before I go to bed?
ImageAguane
Jun 8, 2011 11:22 AM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
I do that everynight, Frilly. My computer seems fine... except I know I need more memory Big Grin
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ImageAguane
Jun 8, 2011 11:24 AM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
Just because I'm uber cautious about things I unplug the coffee grinder, toaster and all recharging devices (cameras, phone, Kindle.) I plug them in only when I'm going to recharge.
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ImageGardenGuyAZ
Jun 8, 2011 1:46 PM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
yeah, I don't do that so much, because they are down on the floor, and if i go down there to unplug them I may not get back up with this bad knee...lol!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
Frillylily
Jun 8, 2011 2:44 PM CST
Missouri
put them all on a strip and then you can mount it higher up on the wall or put it on a counter.
I would never leave hairdryers, toasters or coffee makers plugged in, they can start fires.
I guess anything electrical can start a fire, but seems like those items are on the hit list.

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