[Oeva-list] Watts up?

D K dimakukushkin at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 08:02:29 PDT 2011

Asked this powerconsumption question to Blink - got interesting reply, still
wondering what they meant:

Hello Dima,

Yes, the screen always stays on.  We are currently working on a solution for
a ‘screensaver’ mode, but I can’t give you a date as to when this will

The power consumption is *approximately 12-15 kWh.*


On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 7:39 PM, Steve's Account <stevel at fern.com> wrote:

> > From: D K <dimakukushkin at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [Oeva-list] Blink charger - screen always on?? wastefull,
> >       isn't it?
> >
> > Got my BLINK charger installed today.Was surprised by absence of
> > screensaver.  I yet have to find a way to measure power sonsumption of
> idle
> > mode, but I bet it's around 30watt.
> I'll take that bet!
> Depending on the type of display, a small LCD, backlit by an LED,
> especially
> one displaing a static message, can run on vanishingly small amounts of
> power.. if you don't have a CPU chip running, too (hence the static
> message.) it's going to be closer to 10 watts... and carefully done,
> an average current of 1 watt is doable...
> And in a lot of cases, such a display won't be much more than the LED you
> need to say "I'm on", in any case.
> Steve
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