Electricity: how much does a charger plugged in without a device at the end cost?


With a potential energy shortage approaching, every little bit counts. Better ! Each of these reflexes can also be an opportunity to relieve a little bit of a portfolio that has been considerably battered by a relentless economic crisis, accompanied by a powerful and lasting wave of inflation. Thinking of unplugging a charger that is not used to power any device is obviously one of them. In fact, however, specifies BFMTV on its site, the ecological impact remains “very limited”.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about it. This is an opportunity, in fact, to save a little electricity since these devices continue to consume even when you unplug the phone or tablet that they usually come to recharge. However, do not expect to earn thousands and cents, insists the continuous news channel: on average, for six chargers permanently connected to the year and on the basis of the current prices of the kilo-watt per hour ( as practiced by EDF), the total cost is estimated at… 47 cents.

In Greece, Belgium and Spain, several devices to limit consumption have been considered, or even applied. The Belgian federal government, specifies France Info, has initiated measures aimed at supporting the most precarious households: reduction of VAT on gas and electricity, drop in taxes on certain petroleum products, for example. Moreover, Belgium has finally given up on closing its two nuclear power plants.

In Greece, which is heavily dependent on Russian gas, the government has decided to raise awareness through media appeals. Objective ? Minimize air conditioning consumption, for example. Finally, Spain has decided to apply a coercive plan, not incomparable to that implemented in France in 1973. It is thus a question of closing the lights of public buildings and shops from 10 p.m. or to equip the buildings air-conditioned, before September 30, automated closing systems.