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California becomes the first state to require energy-efficient chargers

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Jan 2012, 04:38

California is now officially the first state to require energy efficient chargers from consumer electronics companies. The California Energy Commission voted…

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posted on 17 Jan 2012, 06:49 1

1. ibap (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

"plug the phone off"? Wait - this is written by the same guy that wrote the "Apple to introduce authoring tools to “digitally destroy” textbooks on Thursday " headline which I've already said reads as though they're going to have expiring textbooks or a cyberattack.

And just unplugging the PHONE won't fix it - you have to unplug the CHARGER. I don't believe it can be that hard to have the charger itself sense whether there is a device plugged into it, and turn off when there isn't.

And even if 13% of the state's electricity use is by electronics, how much is from things with chargers? What about desktop PCs, and the myriad of kitchen devices that now just have to have a clock and timer and no real off switch?

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 08:13 4

2. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Califorina -- wants to save electricity but spends itself into fiscal oblivion paying for health, education, and housing of mexicans

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 17:00

4. Baseballer (Posts: 132; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

You gonna be racist to mexicans? Because i have a problem with that.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 09:51 1

3. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Sure, this will help California. The same way ensuring that dripping faucet is turned off as your main water line is blowing leaks will help your water bill. This state seems to always come out with regulations, requirements, and laws designed to help offset a myriad of problems and yet falls deeper and deeper into debt, pollution, and continues to be the most expensive place to live. But, they will have these really advanced chargers....

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