Power Consumption of Idling Laser Printer
Posted on 1998-08-07
I've just just bought a used laser printer (HP LaserJet Series II) - no manual.
I notice it causes intermittent flickering of a nearby light bulb, so I think its
power consumption must be way up compared to my old DeskJet. How much?
Since I don't use my printer every day obviously I should turn it off between jobs.
This raises the old question of on/off for my PC, which I use several (3-4)times
a day for a total average time of 2-3 hours. Should I also turn it off (especially
for about 8 hrs. at night)? I want to do the right thing for my electric bill, the wear
and tear on components, and also for good environmental citizenship. What is the