Instructions for using the Idle Current Calculator
Put the amount of time you use the devices in question in the first box. E.G.: If you use a computer for a total of 5 hours per day then 5*7 = (weekly total) = 35 hours.
Select the devices you have from the list of devices below the table. Their values will automatically be added together and put into the table.
From your power bill; Find the amount you pay per kilowatt hour and enter that number in the third box. Click some where on the web page so the calculator will realise your done entering information and display the results.
|Idle Current Calculator|
These items are the peripherial devices that are used with the 'Control' device. These devices are where you will save the energy using the Smart Strip.
The values we used can be found via the Standby Power government website. The exact values are from the 'Average (W)' column of the chart and they are either the 'Standby' or 'Ready' power consumption numbers. If the 'Standby' or 'Ready' values were not available then we used the 'Off' values.
* For the Blue-ray Player we used CNET's review of Sony's BDP-S570 The numbers can be found on the second page of the review. Specifically the Standby with the quick start option on.
** For the Fax, Laser we used the 'ON' numbers because they represent the 'Standby' power draw.
*** For the Modems we used the 'ON' values because in most situations the modem is intentionally never turned off.