I like it; reduce my carbon footprint and my Caloric a**print!mogur wrote:You could probably save more than that by just going on a diet and losing 20 pounds <Grin>!
I like it; reduce my carbon footprint and my Caloric a**print!mogur wrote:You could probably save more than that by just going on a diet and losing 20 pounds <Grin>!
49 Watts!A working unit when it is just sitting doing nothing the unit pulls about 0.2 amp at 245.7 volts AC.
Power is V X I = 245.7 Volts AC x 0.2 Amps AC = 49.14 Watts.
Multiply 49.14 Watts by 24 hours and divide by 1000 = 1.17936
Next Multiply 1.17936 by hourly rate for example (15 cents per kW) = 0.176904 cents per day
Last multiply by 365 days a year by 0.176904 to get $64.57 a year to have blink connected and sitting in garage or roughly $5.38 a month.
This will vary with your rate in your area. The unit basically uses a little less than ½ the energy of a 100 watt incandescent bulb.
As to a ‘stand by’ or ‘sleep’ mode: This has been a common request for a future update and it has been added to development’s list of improvements to be rolled out in the future. At this time, there is not a ‘screen saver’ or ‘resting’ mode.
I highly suspect he's not measuring power factor - many others have and are reporting 10-16 watts at idle depending on firmware revision.EVLover wrote:FYI, I checked with Blink support about the power usage, and Robert Nowaczewski e-mailed this calculation:
49 Watts!A working unit when it is just sitting doing nothing the unit pulls about 0.2 amp at 245.7 volts AC.
That's more than 1/4 of my current (pre-leaf) electric bill. But it's actually worse than that. The standby power is running 24/7, and I will be getting the EV rate.
Multiply 49.14 Watts by 24 hours and divide by 1000 = 1.17936
Next Multiply 1.17936 by hourly rate for example (15 cents per kW) = 0.176904 cents per day
Last multiply by 365 days a year by 0.176904 to get $64.57 a year to have blink connected and sitting in garage or roughly $5.38 a month.
The Blink actually "only" pulls 10-15 W when idle depending if the screen is on or not. Or about $2.14/month using your rates.matth wrote:We need a more power efficient stand by mode, that's for sure.
EVLover wrote:49 Watts!