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Managing the electricity bill

Energy Cost Meter

Ok I wasn’t actually looking into saving a quick buck but well good things happen sometimes. 😉

I bought this meter to measure how much power an electronic device uses. I was especially interested in my new VIA Epia board. It measured a mere 17W average after booting. I was quite satisfied by the results at this point. (Via Epia EK8000EG, 1GB Kingston RAM, Samsung 2.5″ 120GB hdd)

Less satisfied I was with my printer, a HP 7310 which apparently still used 9W while being turned off completely. Quite angry I pulled the electrical cord, no more power flowed towards this device now. A short click was the last response it gave to my action…

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