Big Al wrote:Potter's Farm wrote:We charge our phone in the car and have never charged it in the house but i wanted to show our 14 year old daughter how much it costs!!
Can you not get one of those energy meters like the owl which shows useage costs in the republic?
I have such a meter, and a phone charger is far too small a load for it to register at all. They cost virtually nothing to run - we're talking a few (<5) watts when charging, and less than half a watt when disconnected. You can run a phone charger (actually charging) for something like 10 days on just 1 kWh.
Folks looking for comparison points might be interested to know that I average a bit under 5kWh of 'leccy per day - and I brew all my own beer using an electric boiler and I'm currently running 3 fridges. I have a gas hob and I also use gas for heating and hot water, but the oven is electric.