Tag: Vampire Power - Page 3

  • TreeHugger Picks: Cut Back on Phantom Power

    December 6, 10:44 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Call it what you will: phantom load, idle current, vampire power, wall wart; they're all euphemisms for the way devices use and waste electricity when they aren't even on, and they're everywhere. Here are some ways to save some bucks and carbon

  • Another Stake Through the Heart of Vampire Power

    November 18, 8:01 PM by Jacob Gordon in Gadgets

    Here's a clever little so and so. We all know about the deleterious effects of "wall warts" and their insatiable vampire-like appetite for sucking phantom power from our walls and power grids, and dollars from our pockets. It's good to see more