Power consumption hall of shame

Some appliances consume quite a bit of power even when they are switched off. In the following table “soft off” means that it is turned off using the remote control or soft button. “switch off” means it is turned off using the (apparent) on/off switch.

Appliance On Soft off Switch off
Sharp TV 145 24 24
Samsung 22 inch TV 45 9
DSE DVD 14 10 0
Sony DVD 9 1
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The so-called power switch is not always what it seems – for instance the Sharp TV switch just stops the TV being turned on using the remote, but power consumption is still 24W even in the off position.

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