New ultra green computer monitors draw no power

by James

Green monitor

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.

Source: PCW
Photo credit: iStock Photo

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Image Summary on a Monday » Coolest Gadgets Says: November 12, 2007 at 10:29 am

[…] New ultra green computer monitors draw no power […]

b79 Says: April 17, 2008 at 11:05 am

Saving power is definitely a huge deal on the monitor front, but from the PC front, I really think the one company that has got great potential for green computing is Userful with their software that can turn any single existing PC box into 10 workstations. An amazing way to save power overall and cut down co2 emissions. See for yourself, it’s amazing: http://www.userful.com.

Mike Says: October 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm

It’s nice to know you are using Stock Photography! But maybe you should consider spending the $1 for the image instead of stealing it from iStockPhoto.

Using an image with the watermark still blatantly obvious… That’s just tasteless, and illegal!

-Mike
A Stock Photographer who apparently works for free

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