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 Friday, July 20th, 2018


USB devices, those ones connected to your computer, consume energy even when they are not in use. Even if that energy is just used to light a small LED or LCD display, these devices are capable of drawing up to half an amp through your computer. And they will keep doing that 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless you do something about it. So to save energy - unplug your camera, scanner, or other USB device when it is not in use. You will help the planet and reduce your energy bill all at the same time.

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