Presentation on theme: "VampirePowerAKA Standby Power Phantom Load Phantom Load or or Leaking Electricity."— Presentation transcript:
VampirePowerAKA Standby Power Phantom Load Phantom Load or or Leaking Electricity
Vampire Power is the current a device uses even while it is “off”. Our need to have devices that turn on instantly actually has devices in a continual “standby” mode. The devices are essentially booted up with minimal functionality but all the while drawing electrical current.
Some of the devices that use Vampire Power: Transformers for voltage conversion. Wall Wart power supplies powering devices which are switched off. Many devices with "instant-on" functions. Electronic and electrical devices which can be woken by a remote control. Electronic and electrical device which can carry out some functions even when switched off Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
Every Watt Counts One of the effects of Vampire is the Load it puts on other systems, HVAC for instance. 1 WATT x 3.414 = 1 BTU ( British Thermal Unit ) 12,000 BTU = 1 Ton of Air Conditioning ( HVAC ) 2000 Square Feet of Building requires 5 Tons of HVAC
Vampire Power can be as much as 10% of your calculated devices consumption in a Sound, Light and Video system. Some device are as low as 1% others, such as DVD players in standby, draw 90%. Taken all together the efficiency of your system is an average of the all the devices, efficient and non-efficient.
This Facility has a total of 80,000 watts of equipment for Sound Light and Video of equipment for Sound Light and Video