The Energy Saving Trust estimates that an average household will spend up to £80 a year powering appliances left on standby and not in use.

Annual energy usage while on standby:

  • Wireless Router (e.g. BT Hub) – £21.92
  • Printer (Laser) – £18.26
  • Set-top (Satellite) – £18.26
  • Amplifier – £12.18
  • Compact Hi-Fi – £12.18
  • iPad charger – £12.18
  • Nintendo Wii – £12.18
  • Set-top box (Freeview) – £7.31
  • Alarm Clock – £6.09
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 – £6.09
  • Modem – £6.09
  • Sony PlayStation 3 – £6.09
  • Air freshener plug-in – £4.87
  • CD player / Tuner – £4.87
  • Television (Plasma) – £4.87
  • Video Player – £4.87
  • Inkjet printer – £4.26
  • Desktop PC – £3.65
  • Nintendo DS – £3.65
  • Oven (Electric) – £3.65
  • Microwave – £3.04
  • Television (CRT & LCD) – £3.04
  • Mobile phone charger – £2.44
  • PC monitor (CRT) – £2.44
  • Electric toothbrush – £1.22
  • Childs night light – £0.73