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Parasitic Loads/Standby Power

Parasitic loads, or standby power, are the power draw of electrical equipment, including computers, printers, tasks lights, etc., when in the "off" state. Some research defines parasitic loads as the power draw of a plug load, in any state, that is not performing useful work.This power is consumed by power supplies, the circuits and sensors needed to receive a remote signal, soft keypads and displays including miscellaneous light-emitting diode (LED) status lights.

Parasitic loads present a large opportunity for plug load energy savings. All parasitic loads waste energy and should be transitioned to the lowest power state possible, preferably completely powered down. 

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  • Building Plug Loads - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Building Plug Loads Plug loads can average approximately 30% of electricity...be attributed to parasitic loads (power draw of a plug-load that is not performing
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 572 › building-plug-loads

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