With all the green talk about carbon neutrality I decided a few months ago to buy a handheld meter and find out what electricity different appliances use.
I settled on a PM230 from brennenstuhl and it looks like this.
So I need to decide on a metering method and test everything I have.
The usual suspects are...
set top boxes
Sky+ set top box
PC (huge one I suspect) & components like speakers & screen
canon camera charger
video camera charger
The idea it to test each for an hour or a day and then extrapolate out to daily or weekly average usage. Some of these appliances have standby modes and I'm very interested in seeing how they compare and what electricity they use when not in use.