Standby Power Summary Table

We measured the standby power of many, many, products. The table below summarizes those measurements, with the average, minimum, and maximum power levels observed while in standby. Power consumption is listed in "watts" (W). See the FAQs for a detailed explanation. The "Count" refers to the number of products that we measured.

Product/Mode Average (W) Min (W) Max (W) Count
Air Conditioner, room/wall
Off 0.9 0.9 0.9 1
Charger, mobile phone
On, charged 2.24 0.75 4.11 4
On, charging 3.68 0.27 7.5 23
Power supply only 0.26 0.02 1 32
Clock, radio
On 2.01 0.97 7.6 23
Computer Display, CRT
Off 0.8 0 2.99 21
On 65.1 34.54 124.78 21
Sleep 12.14 1.6 74.5 14
Computer Display, LCD
Off 1.13 0.31 3.5 32
On 27.61 1.9 55.48 31
Sleep 1.38 0.37 7.8 30
Computer, desktop
On, idle 73.97 27.5 180.83 63
Off 2.84 0 9.21 64
Sleep 21.13 1.1 83.3 52
Computer, notebook
Fully on, charged 29.48 14.95 73.1 13
Fully on, charging 44.28 27.38 66.9 8
Off 8.9 0.47 50 19
Power supply only 4.42 0.15 26.4 19
Sleep 15.77 0.82 54.8 16
Fax, inkjet
Off 5.31 0 8.72 3
On 6.22 2.89 14 8
Fax, laser
Off 0 0 0 1
On 6.1 6.1 6.1 1
Ready 6.42 6.42 6.42 1
Heating, furnace central
Off 4.21 0 9.8 16
On 339.71 70.5 796 14
Hub, USB
Off 1.44 0.95 1.81 5
On 2.06 1.06 3.55 7
Modem, DSL
Off 1.37 0.33 2.02 16
On 5.37 3.38 8.22 20
Modem, cable
Off 3.84 1.57 6.62 8
On 6.25 3.64 8.62 16
Standby 3.85 3.59 4.11 2
Multi-function Device, inkjet
Off 5.26 0 10.03 23
On 9.16 3.9 17.7 24
Multi-function Device, laser
Off 3.12 0 4.7 3
On 49.68 5 175 4
Night Light, interior
Off 0.05 0 0.34 10
On 4.47 0 27.97 19
Ready 0.22 0 1.2 8
Phone, cordless
Ready, handset 2.81 1.05 4.89 35
Ready, no handset 1.58 0.59 3.09 35
Active (talking) 1.9 0.59 3.38 33
Off 0.98 0.54 1.8 10
Phone, cordless with answering machine
Ready, handset 4 2.15 7.4 20
Ready, no handset 2.82 1.72 4.7 20
Active (talking) 3.53 2.2 6.5 21
Off 2.92 0.9 7.4 11
Power Tool, cordless
Ready, charged 8.34 1.82 14 5
Active 29.53 1.39 66 16
Ready 1.74 0 4.7 23
Printer, inkjet
Off 1.26 0 4 25
On 4.93 1.81 22 25
Printer, laser
Off 1.58 0 4.5 7
On 131.07 1.7 481.9 5
Range, gas
Ready 1.13 0.7 1.7 4
Scanner, flatbed
Off 2.48 0.27 8.2 6
On 9.6 1.71 15.6 10
Security Systems, home
Ready 2.7 2.7 2.7 1
Set-top Box, DVR
On, no recording 37.64 25.95 49.2 4
On, recording 29.29 27.27 31.3 2
Off 36.68 23.3 48.6 4
Set-top Box, digital cable with DVR
Not recording, TV off 44.63 44.38 44.87 2
Not recording, TV on 44.4 44.2 44.6 2
Off by remote 43.46 43.3 43.61 2
Set-top Box, digital cable
On, TV off 24.65 14.2 74.74 18
On, TV on 29.64 14.1 102.23 18
Off by remote 17.83 13.24 30.6 14
Off by switch 17.5 13.7 26.3 16
Set-top Box, satellite with DVR
Not recording, TV off 28.35 25.8 30.9 2
Not recording, TV on 31.37 24.2 36.3 3
Off by remote 27.8 22 33.6 2
Set-top Box, satellite
On, TV off 15.95 7.69 33.2 33
On, TV on 16.15 7.69 33.2 33
Off by remote 15.66 6.58 33.05 25
Off by switch 15.47 6.58 32.7 31
Speakers, computer
On, no sound 4.12 0.69 9.84 21
Off 1.79 0 5.6 19
Stereo, portable
CD, not playing 4.11 1.29 6.83 15
Cassette, not playing 2.42 1.16 5.92 13
CD playing 6.8 3.96 9.2 15
Off 1.66 0.7 5.44 19
Radio playing 3.3 1.36 8.25 20
Television, CRT
Off by remote 3.06 0.3 10.34 38
Off by switch 2.88 0 16.1 58
Television, rear projection
On 186.09 186.09 186.09 1
Off by remote 6.97 0.2 48.5 16
Off by switch 6.6 0.2 48.5 15
Timer, irrigation
Off 2.75 1.5 5.9 14
Ready 2.84 1.5 5.9 16
Tuner, AM/FM
On, not playing 9.48 5.08 16.4 3
On, playing 9.92 5.07 17.7 3
Off 1.12 0 3.37 3
Amplifier
On, not playing 33.99 21.4 70.93 6
On, playing 39.16 21.11 69.3 6
Off 0.27 0 1.8 7
Audio Minisystem
CD, not playing 13.99 1.67 36.95 28
Cassette, not playing 13.85 1.67 33.14 24
CD playing 19.09 5.2 41.2 24
Off 8.32 0.3 24.58 27
Radio playing 14.41 2.98 38 28
CD Player
On, not playing 8.62 4 25.7 7
On, playing 9.91 5.8 25.6 7
Off 5.04 2 18.4 7
Caller ID Unit
Ready 1.27 1.27 1.27 1
Cassette Deck
On, not playing 4.53 4.36 4.7 2
On, playing 5.72 5.2 6.25 2
Off 0.54 0 1.08 2
Clock
On 1.74 0.99 3.61 21
Radio playing 2.95 1.7 4.2 2
Coffee Maker
Off 1.14 0 2.7 12
Copier
Off 1.49 0 2.97 2
On 9.63 3.6 14 3
DVD Recorder
Off 0.75 0 1.5 2
DVD Player
On, not playing 7.54 0.24 12.7 33
On, playing 9.91 5.28 17.17 33
Off 1.55 0 10.58 33
DVD/VCR
On, not playing 13.51 8.48 20.5 21
On, playing 15.33 9.43 22.37 19
Off 5.04 0.09 12.7 21
Game Console
Active 26.98 5.4 67.68 24
Off 1.01 0 2.13 26
Ready 23.34 2.12 63.74 24
Garage Door Opener
Ready 4.48 1.8 7.3 34
Low-voltage Landscape
Ready 1.13 1.1 1.17 2
Microwave Ovens
Ready, door closed 3.08 1.4 4.9 18
Ready, door open 25.79 1.6 39 17
Cooking 1433. 966.2 1723. 18
Musical Instruments
Off 2.82 1.2 4.2 9
Receiver (audio)
On, not playing 37.61 17.1 65.2 18
Off 2.92 0 19.7 18
Subwoofer
On, not playing 10.7 5.8 20.6 7
On, playing 12.42 5.9 20.6 6
Surge Protector
Off 1.05 0 6.3 6
On 0.8 0 6.92 43
Telephone Answering Device
Off 2.01 1.31 2.55 7
Ready 2.25 1.42 2.83 7
Television/VCR
Off by remote 5.15 2.15 13.3 6
Off by switch 5.99 2.15 13.11 7
Turntable (audio)
On, not playing 6.01 1.72 12.8 3
Off 0.2 0 0.6 3
VCR
On, not playing 7.77 3.8 11.62 14
Off 4.68071 1.2 9.9 14