Miscellaneous bit of information. (MBI).

I have a LED flat screen TV, Nvidia streaming box, Vizio 5.1 sound and (seldom used) Shaw satellite receiver. My Nvidia device is the master device in that after 2 minutes of no input goes to ‘sleep’ and forces the other devices to sleep. All are plugged into an APC UPS. In addition, plugged into the UPS are my router and XPlornet modem which do not sleep.

My UPS tells me how much power is being used and while everything is in standby; that is to say not being used, I am consuming 58 watts.

Thus the privilege of having the devices plugged in costs me approximately $76 a year.