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    Default Extension Power Bricks must power off when not in use?

    Since got question on computer mains and aircon mains.

    How about power bricks, do you off the switches when not in use?

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    Default Re: Extension Power Bricks must power off when not in use?

    nope i don't
    but probably some smart kid will come in and give some expert technical advise about how the prick i meant brick is built and why you should or should not power it off.
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    Default Re: Extension Power Bricks must power off when not in use?

    Me just wonder will draw electricity or not.. my bricks are normally at least 5~7 sockets on each...

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    Default Re: Extension Power Bricks must power off when not in use?

    oh i dunno liao.. better not give my say anything. my lowly basic technical education is being tested and challenged by a stalker lately. I also waiting for expert to come in to give advice. anyone?
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    Default Re: Extension Power Bricks must power off when not in use?

    are you guys talking about this?


    or this

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    Default Re: Extension Power Bricks must power off when not in use?

    i'm talking about #1.. not sure which one wazzup is talking about
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    Default Re: Extension Power Bricks must power off when not in use?

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    Me just wonder will draw electricity or not.. my bricks are normally at least 5~7 sockets on each...
    Most appliances, even if you think they are off, they are actually still drawing power (what they term 'leaking' power). I remember reading some studies done in the US and Europe where this leaking power by not unplugging appliances adds up to between 5 to 25 % of household electricity bills (depends on the types and how many appliances the house has). So the recommandation was either to unplug the devices when not in use or to use those power strips/boards and turn off the power strip/board switch (so you don't have to unplug individual appliances)

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    Default Re: Extension Power Bricks must power off when not in use?

    i always off my adapters when not in use because it is hot. heat is never good for electronics.

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    Default Re: Extension Power Bricks must power off when not in use?

    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    oh i dunno liao.. better not give my say anything. my lowly basic technical education is being tested and challenged by a stalker lately. I also waiting for expert to come in to give advice. anyone?
    Wah.. you so hot ah, got stalker, I also want to stalk u leh!


    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    are you guys talking about this?


    or this
    #1

    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    i'm talking about #1.. not sure which one wazzup is talking about
    Wah lao... then you reply until so songst...


    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry View Post
    Most appliances, even if you think they are off, they are actually still drawing power (what they term 'leaking' power). I remember reading some studies done in the US and Europe where this leaking power by not unplugging appliances adds up to between 5 to 25 % of household electricity bills (depends on the types and how many appliances the house has). So the recommandation was either to unplug the devices when not in use or to use those power strips/boards and turn off the power strip/board switch (so you don't have to unplug individual appliances)
    Wah... then I will be very bo eng liao... I got a lot of power bricks at home... *sweat*


    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    i always off my adapters when not in use because it is hot. heat is never good for electronics.
    Me too...the longest I left on was my speaker's adaptor, for a good year or two... but so far my speakers still working (since 1996).

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    Default Re: Extension Power Bricks must power off when not in use?

    No, you won't need to power them off. The power drawn by power strips' neon indicators is not significant enough.

    However, if you're using one of those el'cheapo Taiwan/ China made "surge protector" strips, you might want to do so. I've had one blow up and smoke in front of me before.

    My advice is to spend a little more and get a Belkin Surge Protection strip. At the very least, it does come with warranty for your equipment plugged into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
    No, you won't need to power them off. The power drawn by power strips' neon indicators is not significant enough.

    However, if you're using one of those el'cheapo Taiwan/ China made "surge protector" strips, you might want to do so. I've had one blow up and smoke in front of me before.

    My advice is to spend a little more and get a Belkin Surge Protection strip. At the very least, it does come with warranty for your equipment plugged into it.
    Me also use Belkin Surge Protection strip for my 2 lappy, modem, wireless router and 2 ext harddisk drive!

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