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    Operation Save Energy

    This is a discussion on Operation Save Energy within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; I had a 2nd one arrive today, it is a Minim one courtesy of British Gas. As my 1st floor ...

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      I had a 2nd one arrive today, it is a Minim one courtesy of British Gas.

      As my 1st floor is on an independant final ring with its own fusebox & RCD I can add it to this one so that it only sees my youngest child (and biggest power user) and an alarm clock.
      So I'll give him the monitor so he can see what he's using & how much its costing.

      Not that he will care.

      However, with them both sat next to each other, on the same cable to the consumer unit (and yes - it is the right one) they give different displays.
      The CC128 says we are using 641 watts.
      The Minim says we are using .97 Kw (970 watts).

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      At the end of the day the only one that really carries any weight is the actual electricity meter as that's the one that you're being charged on. Would all these gadgets that monitor usage help me reduce may power usage - not by one watt they wouldn't. Electricity is expensive so I only use what I need to use. The items that are on standby are on it for a reason and anyway unless you unplug items completely they are still using power even when they are switched off as the DC transformer is still active. The difference between my TV being off or in standby is only 0.3 watts that's hardly likely to melt the ice cap. I always use Vista sleep as it uses minimal power and saves me time and energy by not going through the boot up procedure each time I use it. The government don't need to distribute usage meters as they are rationing by pricing and it is only going to get worse.

      P.S. we our dishwasher is called Faustus - funny that, same name as me???? Seriously, dishwashers gobble energy, keep fit and do your own, what on earth are you all saving yourselves for?
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