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lopomo n. lower power mode; a state in which an electric power supply uses less energy. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • electric power supplies—as the word suggests—supply energy and don’t use them. So it should rather be an electricity consumer, a load…

  • Electric power supplies do indeed use energy, whether or not they are currently supplying current (ha!) to an electrical or electronic device. That’s the whole point of the problem with them: even if they device they are attached to is turned off or on standby, they are unnecessarily consuming electricity.

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