Remote Controlled Socket Kills Phantom Load

Remote Controlled Socket Kills Phantom Load
Design
Dan Gould
  • 17 september 2008

Phantom load, or stand by power, is a huge problem, or a huge untapped resource depending on how you look at it. According to Wikipedia: “It’s the electric power consumed by electronic appliances while they are switched off or in a standby mode”. And it’s not insignificant. Studies have suggested that the total phantom load of the United States could provide enough power to handle the electric needs of Vietnam, Peru, and Greece.

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