The Price Of Failing To Unplug A Charger.

Many of us are accustomed to leaving a mobile phone charger plugged in even when the device is not in use. In fact, it is safe to say that multiple devices are treated the same way. Whether this is through mere forgetfulness of habit, these actions are frequently done without any conscious realisation. Still, what happens with an appliance or a charger remains attached to a receptacle? The ultimate result is a needless (and sometimes expensive) expenditure of energy. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware that chargers and other devices will continue to use energy even when they are not connected to their host.

Multiple Instances of Concern

Just as a mobile phone charger continues to consume energy, this very same principle holds true for a television, a DVD player and even a simple electric razor. So, it is clear that removing these connections from an electrical socket is more important than you may have initially imagined. This arises from the fact that there is a transformer within many plug-in chargers. These devices continue to utilise energy (albeit in small doses) regardless of whether the main appliance is connected. While such energy consumption could appear to be small, the long-term effects can be truly devastating to one's wallet. With each passing month, these figures will soon add up. How much can these practices actually cost the consumer? To answer this question, we need to take a further look at the exact amounts of energy that are used by chargers.

Small Numbers can Add up to Massive Costs

One thorough study was recently carried out by a website known as UK Energy Saving Secrets. This is an organisation which supports sustainable living and teaches ways to lower levels of energy consumption. Such principles are even more important for those citizens who are already on a limited budget. Their study began with a simple premise. CONTINUE ON THE NEXT PAGE ...
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