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Old 04-25-2008, 03:58 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by doc:
Sounds sort of alarmist to me. I do know the 'instant on' appliances use power while off. However this 'energized wire' bit sounds like so much equine used hay. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I believe it came from an Oprah episode a while back, so any suprise, really?
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:31 PM   #16
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If a clock draws 12 watts, then the clock in your car would draw 1 amp, which would run the battery down fairly quickly, LCD watches even at 1 watt would kill the watch battery quickly. A super bright LED only draws a quarter of a watt. Don't sweat the little stuff, reducing the larger loads has a far greater payoff.
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:54 AM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Joseph C. McKenzie:
I believe there was something also mentioned about just having the extra plugs plugged in will still cause that much more copper wire to be energized, even if the unit is off and has no phantom draws. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I dont think so. Get a multimeter and do an amperage draw you will find 0.
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