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A silver bullet (that's also green): the energy-efficient EcoCharge power adapter takes the bite out of 'vampire power drain'.

Whether out of convenience or just habit, if you're like most people, you probably leave your cell phone charger plugged into an electrical outlet even when you're not charging your phone. What you may not realize, though, is that even without an attached mobile device, chargers continue to draw power--sucking electricity (and running up your energy bill) through the so-called "vampier power drain" effect. Luckily, the solution to this problem involves not garlic but simply a more energy-efficient power adapter: the EcoCharge by Ventev. When not in charging mode, a plugged-in EcoCharge draws 10 times less electricity than even other EPA Energy Star-certified chargers. Sized to fit crowded wall outlets and power strips, the EcoCharge comes in either micro- or mini-USB adapter models, and both versions also feature a standard-size USB adapter, so you can even charge two devices at once.

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Title Annotation:TECH BYTES
Publication:Valuation Insights & Perspectives
Date:Mar 22, 2010
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