Power consumption


#1

Just curious, how much power is a Gen 1 drawing?


#2

@Modawg2k, I assume you’re curious about power draw during idle/standby mode? i.e. when no zones are on and it’s just connected to WiFi.


#3

@emil yeah, i’m just doing a non-scientific energy audit of my house and I want to include those numbers.


#4

The 24VAC transformer takes about 3W when not plugged into anything (according to a kill-a-watt). The device inside the gen1 takes ~0.3W.

I would guess, with PSU inefficiency, you’re looking at maybe 3.5W in total but I can’t find our office device to check that :slight_smile:


#5

Thanks @hfiennes!


#6

@hfiennes Thanks, I have a kill-a-watt on order right now, looking forward to seeing where all the energy drain is coming from inside the home


#7

Can you post the actual reading you get from it? With a zone on it’ll obviously be higher - maybe ever over 2x the idle power.