Home Automation Networks Identify Energy Drains

Home Automation Networks Identify Energy Drains
Nicko Margolies
  • 29 july 2008

A major source of wasted energy is household electronics left plugged in that seep away energy while in stand-by mode. This has been dubbed Vampire Energy and many designers have tried (and failed) to come up with a practical solution to this cloaked menace. Most homeowners, even well-meaning ones, do not have the tools to correctly identify their most power hungry devices.

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