- on Home & Garden
- Published in issue 7/2004 on page 0
Despite our best efforts, a lot of energy is still wasted imperceptibly. We insulate our homes, install high efficiency boilers and buy low energy light bulbs. But it doesn’t end there as far as electrical consumption is concerned. Many other items in the home consume electrical power, but here we concentrate on mains adapters (also called ‘wall cubes’ or ‘battery eliminators’). Take a good look around the house to see how many you have, and you could soon find about ten of them: phone charger(s), battery chargers, mini-vac, telephone, answering machine, the radio in the kitchen, modem, and so on.