Ever wonder why some computer equipment qualifies for Energy Star rating and others don't? Me too. Here are some facts from the Energy Star website.
Product criteria must show that the equipment can:
- Use energy efficient power supply.
- Operate efficiently in multiple modes of operation (Off, Sleep, and Idle).
- Include and enable power management features of the system and provide user education about these features.
You Should Know...
Monitors: Switching on and off the monitor five times or more a day increases the frequency of faults in power transistors in the control and deflection parts only after the machine has been used 20 to 30 years.