Hi Spinhead, We had this same question - and then called the power company. They supply the local libraries with power consumption kits. You plug your powerbar (or whatever) into the meter, which plugs into the wall, and get a reading from that. The kit comes with all sorts of stuff to help you figure out how much power you're using and how much it's costing. I don't know the numbers that came up in our case, but they do consume a considerable amount. We leave the server/gateway up 24/7 but shutdown our computers when not in use. Best of luck, Dulcie. -- Dulcie Meatheringham, Web Projects Coordinator dulcie at heritagecommunityfdn.org (780) 424-6512, x227 http://www.heritagecommunityfdn.org Heritage Community Foundation > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org > [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of spinhead > Sent: 01 November, 2001 9:29 PM > To: thelist > Subject: [thelist] computer power consumption stats > > > Know of any online info re: how much power a computer uses when > it's in full > power-saving mode? Seems the local utility co told my wife that a > potential > cause of our larger electric bill is 'increased computer use' and now she > insists that all machines be shut down every night. Including my server. I > really need some comparison to a normal household item, e.g. 'in > power save > mode, a computer uses the same electricity as a 40 watt light > bulb' would be > nice. > > spinhead > > Okay, so I have 9 computers. That's not excessive is it? It's only 1.5 per > person. > > > > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !