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Measurement of standby power for selected electrical appliances in Australia

Guan, Li-Shan, Berrill, Trevor, & Brown, Richard J. (2010) Measurement of standby power for selected electrical appliances in Australia. Energy and Buildings, 43(2-3), pp. 485-490.

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Abstract

High growth in the uptake of electrical appliances is accounting for a significant increase in electricity consumption globally. In some developed countries, standby energy alone may account for about 10% of residential electricity use. The standby power for many appliances used in Australia is still well above the national goal of 1 W or less. In this paper, field measurements taken of standby power and operating power for a range of electrical appliances are presented. It was found that the difference between minimum value and maximum value of standby power could be quite large, up to 22.13 W for home theatre systems, for example. With the exception of home audio systems, however, the annual operating energy used by most electrical appliances was generally greater than the annual standby energy. Consumer behaviour and product choice can have a significant impact on standby power and operating power, which influences both energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions.

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ID Code: 37969
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Standby power, Operating power, Electrical appliances, Australia
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2010.10.013
ISSN: 0378-7788
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900) > Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier.
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2010 07:48
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 15:21

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