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Most still use small amounts of power even when they are in a standby or low-power setting. Turn computers and electronics off when away for 20 minutes or more. Adjust power management settings for inactivity.
1Simply switch off and/or unplugging any equipment that is not likely to be used for more than a few hours; this includes DVD players and TVs.
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