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April 23, 2012

Ben Heck Earth Day Wall Wart

at 5:28 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks


Ben shows us how to get rid of phantom power to save a few bucks.

Thanks for the tip Stephanie.

“In this environmentally friendly episode, Ben channels his inner “Captain Planet” persona and provides viewers with simple energy-efficiency tips. Using recycled parts, Ben also creates a new version of a wall wart that can power several devices simultaneously, such as cell phones, computer monitors and Arduino boards, while still reducing the overall amount of energy used. “


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One Response to “Ben Heck Earth Day Wall Wart”

  1. Grr Says:

    1. Stop calling it “phantom power”. That’s not what phantom power is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_power

    2. This is a huge waste of time. The amount of energy you’re saving in a year is less than the energy used by a single clothes dryer load. Just skip drying your laundry once.

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