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Skippy70
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Power usage

I wonder if anyone can give me any information about the difference in electricity usage between the Open Reach modem & Technicolor TG582n FTTC router that I am currently using & that of the PlusNet Hub One modem router that Plusnet supply now.

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RealAleMadrid
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Re: Power usage

Not worth worrying about!

SpendLessTime
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Re: Power usage

@Skippy70

If you really want to know more then this article will help  http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2017/01/energy-usage-uk-home-broadband-routers-big-isps-compare... but the amount used per year is negligible

Skippy70
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Re: Power usage

tbh i had never even thought about it till i had these smart meters installed the damn thing has made me paranoid wish i had never let them put them in lol

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Re: Power usage

@Skippy70 have you read that smart meters have a relay in them so the electricity company can cut you off remotely. https://www.nickhunn.com/when-smart-meters-get-hacked/

That should make you paranoid Undecided

 

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Skippy70
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Re: Power usage

its pay as u go so that shouldnt be a problem.

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Re: Power usage

@Skippy70 it's why I'm not having one and the difficulty in changing suppliers with the current meters being installed

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SpendLessTime
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Re: Power usage

@Skippy70

Biggest users for energy are (in rough order)

  1. Heating
  2. Hot Water
  3. Cooking
  4. Electric Power showers
  5. Tumble Dryers
  6. Washing Machine
  7. Fridges and/or freezers
  8. Gaming PC's Old TVs
  9. TV
  10. PC
  11. laptops
  12. set top box
  13. phones and tablets
  14. routers

The top 7 are the biggest ones and those are the ones you may want  to look at to see a meaningful reduction in your bills.

Skippy70
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Re: Power usage

thanks for the information its very much appreciated,I have sort of solved my slight paranoia by turning of that damn screen so I am not seeing it all the time its worked wonders out of sight out of mind Wink lol

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Re: Power usage

http://www.thegwpf.com/another-green-fiasco-millions-of-smart-meters-going-dumb/

 

Confirmation of by I'm not having a smart meter Cool smiley

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dfunked
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Re: Power usage

@SpendLessTime

 

Not to forget lighting... Replaced a 300w halogen security light with a 10w LED one and noticed an immediate difference on our bills in the winter.

SpendLessTime
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Re: Power usage

@dfunked

If it is a 300W light, then I would call that HEATING Wink

 

But point taken and I'll edit the list.

 

Edit: But I cannot as it has been too long since the original post. Sad