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Dulley's Money-Saving Tip #1063

Unplug calculator transformers

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Unplug all those little plug-in transformers for calculators, fluorescent desk lamps, rechargeable tools, etc. when you are not using it or charging the batteries. Unlike switching off a standard lamp, these transformers continue to use some electricity even when the light or calculator is off. Put your hand on one and you can feel the heat that it continually generates.

Although each one uses very little electricity, it can add up for many of them over time. Every little bit that each of us can save will help protect our environment for the future. Also for a safety standpoint, although remote, any device that is using electricity is potentially a hazard for a fire when you are away.