New ultra green computer monitors draw no power
It draws absolutely no power while in standby mode. That’s the design of a line of Fujitsu Siemens computer monitors . The prototype 22 inch monitor was recently showcased at a press event in Augsburg, Germany, and utilizes a special relay designed to cut off the main power when the monitor’s video stream goes into standby mode, the electricity is then channeled into the monitor’s built in capacitors, which charge and store the energy to immediately turn back on when the computer goes active again.
The design also incorporates solar panels which can make the monitors even more green. The panels will provide enough power to keep the capacitors charged and the monitor operating on standby in zero consumption mode for as long as a week. After which, users must use the power button to bring the monitors out of zero consumption mode. And in active display, the monitor is pretty green as well, drawing only between 0.6-0.9W of electricity.
But the computer industry isn’t the only sights that the electronics company has set it’s eyes on. Armed with as many as a half dozen patents, Fujitsu-Siemens plans to incorporate the zero consumption technology into televisions as well.
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