CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
Has anyone here put a mechanical 'appliance' timer on a K-A-W to see how much it consumes?
I was going over a scenario where several 'vampire' loads are connected to a power strip which habitually is left on. The notion was to put the strip on a timer, so that it would only be on during the time of most likely use. If used outside this time it could be manually activated, with perhaps an extra 'off' trigger in case it is forgotten again. But the question of the timer's power use itself comes up; it would have to be less than the vampire loads in order to save anything. And yes I expect a digital timer would consume less power than a mechanical motor, but you never know.

Might have to round some up and try them out.


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