How Does an Xbox 360 cost...

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  1. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    ...in terms of power if i leave it plugged in 24/7? it just occurred to me that there's an LED light on the power box thingy, which is also always warm. so i assume that i'm using power just by leaving it plugged in. how much is this costing me?
     
  2. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    Dear Poho,

    You have way to much time on your hands.


    Love,
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  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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  4. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    hmmm...doesnt seem that significant. but i imagine that it adds up quite a bit.
     
  5. Wingsbr

    Wingsbr Christian TF Fan :)

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    I have read about people unplugging the "rarely" used appliances in their home and saving big on their electric bills. I think it's called ghost current or phantom current.
     
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    yeah, everything (tv, ps3, 360 etc) don't fully switch off. i have all my game stuff plugged into the same multi socket thing which i turn off when not playing games. hopefully it'll make some sort of difference.
     
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    Approximately $1.60-$2.00 a month to have the simple convenience of not having to get up and plug something back in every time I want to use it? I can live with that.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    i would say there's more to it than that - carbon footprints, the rising cost of oil, etc.

    i mean i love videogames, but i don't want to be paying for them when i'm not playing them.
     
  9. Wingsbr

    Wingsbr Christian TF Fan :)

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    Well when you add up all of the $2 appliances it can easily be $20-$30 dollars a month...I seriously save about $30+ a month turning off some things and over the course of a year it's about $360 ;) 

    Luckily in my house each room has a master switch that disconnects current in that room when I flip the switch. The biggest savings came from the TV room* and the bedroom**.

    TV (multiples) * **
    Cable Boxes (multiples) * **
    Coffee Pot (do i really need another timepiece?)
    Microwave
    PS3 *
    Xbox 360 *
    Wii *
    Blender
    Toaster
    HTS *
    Computers Multiple (I refuse to turn mine off)
    External Hard Drive (see above)
    Inadvertent chargers left in the wall (PSP, iPhone etc.)
     
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    I know I will usually unplug all these kinda things if I'm not going to be using it or going away for a wile because of this.
     
  11. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

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    Phantom load is the term.
     
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    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I tried shutting all of my electrical devices off but I kept spending more in groceries than I was saving by turning off the fridge.
    :tumbleweed: 
     
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    Wingsbr Christian TF Fan :)

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    Lolz...
     

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