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The TV and the devices that consume the most electricity even when they are turned off

During this technological age, electricity It has become one of the most necessary resources in the daily life of human beings. Every day more devices are released on the market that require light to work.

This is why energy bills become so expensive at the end of the month. However, what you did not know is that there are appliances in your house that consume electricity even if they are turned off.

Here we tell you what these artifacts are so that you can ‘take matters into your own hands’ and avoid paying high sums of money for services.

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cell phone charger

It is possible that after uploading your mobile device you leave the charger plugged into the outlet through carelessness or habit. However, the device continues to consume energy even if it is not connected to the cell phone.

According to specialized portals, a charger disconnected of a mobile uses 0.26 volts, this to a certain extent is very little. However, if it is multiplied by the hours, it ends up being a great waste of energy.

Phone charger. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In addition, it can become very dangerous, because the device can overheat. In fact, there have been cases where they explode.

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The television is definitely part of this list, especially since we have become accustomed to turning it off believing that the device will stop consuming energy. And clearly not.

In fact, according to specialized portals, when the power button is pressed, the device is in ‘standby mode’.

The television is one of the most used devices by Peruvian families.  (Photo: Lisa Fotios/Pexels)

The television is one of the most used devices by Peruvian families. (Photo: Lisa Fotios/Pexels)

According to the Ministry of the Environment of Peru, a television “turned off, but still plugged in, consumes 2.88 volts. However, LCDs consume 1.13 volts.”

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Moreover, the television ends up being the second device that consumes the most energy in the home after the refrigerator. However, it is not recommended to turn off the latter to avoid the loss of food that needs refrigeration.


Both the desktop computer and the laptop are artifacts of high consume of energy.

If you don’t turn off the desktop computer, even if it is turned off, it will continue to use electricity. According to the aforementioned ministry, these artifacts may require 2.84 volts.

Desktop computers.  (Photo: Pixabay)

Desktop computers. (Photo: Pixabay)

On the other hand, the portable is in a similar range of expense. If it is off but plugged in it draws 8.9 volts and if the laptop charger is left plugged in it draws 4.42 volts.


Now, one of the devices most used by Colombians: the sound equipment.

This device can spend around 8.3 volts. So if you have never unplugged the sound system you have in your living room or bedroom, it is best to unplug it when you are not using it.

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Well, in addition to contributing to the care of planet earth, the monthly charge figure will be lower than what you are used to.

Weather / Colombia / GDA.

Source: Elcomercio

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