Based upon the local tiered electric utility schedule, over a year, at an added $0.31.kw hour, that 15w drain costs one about $41.00/year. Based on one's discretionary income, will depend on how this number will impact their psychic.
(24 hrs in a day times 365 days in a year times 15W/hr, times)/1kW, times $0.31/kw hrs lets one know monetarily, over a year, how much electricity is being sucked out of the wall.
As a retired person, we're sensitive to issues of this kind and when one adds a pair of these little wall piggies, you're now at $82.00/yr and when a few more wall warts are added to the mix, things start to add up.
In the past standby power was largely a non-issue for users, electricity providers, manufacturers, and government regulators. In the first decade of the twenty-first century awareness of the issue grew and it became an important consideration for all parties. Up to the middle of the decade, standby power was often several watts or even tens of watts per appliance. By 2010 regulations were in place in most developed countries restricting standby power of devices sold to one watt (and half that from 2013).
I assume that means a whopping 24w in a 24hr period. If I am correct (as I always am ) then if you can't afford an extra 24w a day, you shouldn't even be on this forum. Maybe
"home theater in a box" would be more appropriate? (Not picking on you Beeman, and your fuzzy math......... )
Edited by vardo - 3/9/13 at 5:58pm