ZapCarbon found that stand-by electronics wastes energy and carbon gas emissions.000ahttp://www.zapcarbon.com
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Male Speaker: Hi, everyone. We got another Zap Tip for you. This week we're looking at our digital radio here. I got a little gadget here. You might have one yourself. This thing basically helps you measure how much, how much something is consuming. I am just going to plug this in and pop the radio on, and see how much power the thing uses first of all in the off mode. Secondly in the standby mode, you just come down here though. We have got, put that on watts. This shows that -- we are using 11 watts to play Ken Bruce at the moment. Let's just see what happens when I press the off button, okay. If you just look from here, it's a standby button, let's switch it off, there goes Ken Bruce. Let's see, what do you think it might have gone to, 2, 3, 4? Male Speaker: 2 or 3, what is it? Male Speaker: It's 10. Seriously that is 10. We were using 11 watts of full power to power a radio, 10 watts, watts just on standby. That means leaving it on standbys like living one of these on all the time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. So if you want to cut that, if you want to save that amount of energy, do this. Unplug it, or switch it off for little, that with the off switch, uses no watts, no carbon. End of tip.