TUTORIALS 4448

Calculating Energy Usage: How Costs Drive Conservation

By: Moe Rubenzahl

Abstract: Consumers are often unaware of the cost of the energy used by electronic devices. In fact, the electricity cost often exceeds the equipment's purchase price within a year! Simple calculations reveal the energy costs of a device and encourage conservation. This application note discusses how to calculate energy costs accurately, and presents an online calculator that makes the calculation even easier.