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If I leave a phone charger in the outlet and it isn't charging anything, will I still get that charged on my electrical bill?

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rustyboilerz

Yes, nearly all electronics charging devices use a parasitic amount of electricity when even NOT charging a device. You'd be amazed at how much energy is wasted in the average household by ALL of our electric consuming devices. From out Tv, to our portable phones, microwaves, clocks, lamps, refrigeration, and on and on, we seldom think of the energy we all take for granted.

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Until it goes off! Then we suddenly realize it's there. Gold Star for ya!
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Lol. Yep, in my area of the country, I have the utility company on speed dial. ;)
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yeah but not a lot

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It won't be as much as if you were to have something plugged in to the charger. It's only like cents for a whole month so don't worry about it

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Rusty nailed it. I can't remember the exact amount but there was a study on just this topic. The wasted electricity yearly nation wide is huge. Enough so that if all the waste was ended a mega power plant could be taken off line

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You're correct! I use a device designed to measure parisitic draw, and I've cut my energy bill in half! ALL of my home outlets are now controlled by switches, allowing me to shut down power to all but my essential electrical devices. It's really worth it in the long run.
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Oh wow. I've never heard of that. I'm going to look into that. Thanks man!!!!
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The electricity consumed on just a single charger is miniscule .. but, over time it can add up. On YOUR bill, it again would be miniscule .. but, if you were to add that to the millions of people who also have theirs plugged in needlessly and compound it by ALL devices currently being used .. you would be astonished as to how much waste energy has been spent.

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No

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