[Oeva-list] Watts up?

Gary Graunke gary at whitecape.org
Mon Apr 11 09:08:42 PDT 2011


I bet they meant standy power is 12-15 Watt-hours. (not KWH).

Screensavers are something left over from CRT monitors, where the phosphor 
would wear out if left standing with the same image. No need to do that today!

Gary

On Monday, April 11, 2011 08:02:29 AM D K wrote:
> 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
> happen.
> 
> The power consumption is *approximately 12-15 kWh.*
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Dmitry
> 
> 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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