Nokia Shows Its Greener Side
May 10, 2007, 9:10 AM by (staff)
Nokia has developed alerts for mobile phones to remind users to unplug the chargers from the wall once charging is complete. Users typically unplug mobile phones from the charger when done charging, but many leave the charger plugged into the wall. Even without a phone attached, the charger continues to draw current and wastes electricity. Starting with the mass market phones announced last week and eventually encompassing the entire range of Nokia phones, the alert will help save enough electricity to power 85,000 homes per year.
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Here's an idea - how about the charger actually stops drawing power?
This whole thing sounds fishy.
It *can't* be that hard to design a charger that doesn't draw power when it's not actually charging. Seriously.
This whole thing sounds fishy.
Another reason to totally ignore it.
Like getting to work on time and remembering to put the toilet seat down.
All a/c adapters?
I have also heard that TVs use electricity when they are plugged in - they are in a standby state that allows them to be turned on by the remote control. If I remember correctly, some TVs in Europe allow you to turn the TV totally off so that it isn't using any electricity, but you also can't turn it on by the remote.
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/03/how-to-green ... »
So how will it "let me know"?
plus, they could also be counting homes in africa...