This is getting ridiculous (energy prices - Strictly NO referrals!)

Caporegime
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Just an update.
Looks like true base rest is 85-95w.
Had my mini desk amp on hitting 105W.

This is without fridge freezer or separate freezer active.

85w at 0.21p/kwh is about 2p an hour
So I'm not going to go turning things off. Of standby to save fractions of a penny.

As expected. Standby doesn't eat as much power as whats been claimed in the media.

I still have on
-router
-tado Internet bridge
-electric to supply boiler /tado control unit
-cooker switch
-printer/tv/amp probably a few others on standby
-laptop charger connected
-nixie clock
-other smart light connections
-maybe a few other bits

Interesting but expected.


Tempted to fire up the hot tub. But I might be shocked at what it actually uses!
 
Soldato
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BP can already legally defend a large percentage of their profits as coming from trading not generation, which(trading) is what the UK supply companies do too ,
so windfall tax is not a water tight strategy.

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85w at 0.21p/kwh is about 2p an hour
So I'm not going to go turning things off. Of standby to save fractions of a penny.
..... -laptop charger connected
modern devices on standby should be
  1. Device without information display (0.5 W): approx. 4 kWh
  2. Device with information display (1 W): approx. 8 kWh
  3. Device with high network availability (8 W): approx. 64 kWh
surprised laptop charger is not a big culprit , if it's feeding an on laptop with it's battery ?
 
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2p an hour might not sound like much but it adds up. Say you're at work 8 hours a day so your appliances are on standby the remaining 16 hours, so 2p x 16 hours x 365 days = £116 on your electricity bill over the course of a year
 
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2p an hour might not sound like much but it adds up. Say you're at work 8 hours a day so your appliances are on standby the remaining 16 hours, so 2p x 16 hours x 365 days = £116 on your electricity bill over the course of a year

You're not at work 365 days of the year though.
 
Soldato
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Router
POE Switch
Gigabit Switch
NAS
Beer Fridge set to 2c.
Normal fridge
Freezer
2 X Nest Protect
Hue Hub
2 X Amazon Echo's

Few devices in standby as well. Can't think of much else, but like others have said it all adds up.
 
Soldato
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Router
POE Switch
Gigabit Switch
NAS
Beer Fridge set to 2c.
Normal fridge
Freezer
2 X Nest Protect
Hue Hub
2 X Amazon Echo's

Few devices in standby as well. Can't think of much else, but like others have said it all adds up.
Beer fridge seems low, I thought normal fridges were set to about 6 degrees. Can't imagines switches use much though, the rest seems like normal house stuff pretty much (I don't personally have an echo, echo, echo :rolleyes: :D, or nest protect).
 
Soldato
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Beer fridge seems low, I thought normal fridges were set to about 6 degrees. Can't imagines switches use much though, the rest seems like normal house stuff pretty much (I don't personally have an echo, echo, echo :rolleyes: :D, or nest protect).
That's why it's a beer fridge, that's not even the coldest setting. That's on 4 out of 5, 5 will get it almost freezing.
 

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Soldato
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Got mine down to 109W idle, jumps upto 124 when the fridge compressor kicks in. Found the biggest vampire Device was the plasma TV causing a extra 5watts.
 
Soldato
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Sorry I meant why not turn it up, you'll pay less to run it.
That defeats the point then. Whole point of a subcold fridge is low temps for drinks. Only have it going for the warmer months. Right now looking at the meter is showing 67w, it varies a lot but that's the lowest I've seen 250w must be when both fridges and freezers are on.
 
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