@27W its using 19.764kW/month or about $4 a month in electricity just sitting idle at Ontario rateslobo wrote: ↑Apr 5th, 2017 11:14 amAgree with the above statement. While I've been busy measuring everything that's plugged in in my house, I was shocked (hehehe) to find out that my subwoofer pulls 27w just sitting idle or even switched off! When in use it has gone as high as 150w for loud bass heavy scenes. Even the electric toothbrushes and water pick will suck 2w just sitting there doing nothing.
Your electric toothbrush i am not surprised because it will recharge the battery and many cheap chargers have no charging algorithm, they just trickle charge 24/7 hence the energy waste but the water pik i am surprised, it should have a physical on/off unless its one of those wireless ones as well. 2W 24/7 is about 30 cents each a month.
I don't know the current statistics but phantom loads take up a sizeable percentage of national electricity usage.