Turn off your charg­ers

The Shed - - Electronic­s -

Mod­ern charg­ers use elec­tron­ics to change the 230V AC into 5V for our de­vices.

Leav­ing them plugged in and turned on while not in use sim­ply wears out the com­po­nents, which can have a 1000- or 2000-hour rat­ing.

They are also a lead­ing cause of fire in New Zealand, so do your­self a favour and switch them off when not in use. It won’t save much elec­tric­ity but it may save wear­ing the charger out or pre­vent a fire.

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