Should you turn off ur computer monitor?

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#1

What i mean is that do u have to push the botton to turn off ur monitor or just leave it with the orange light.


#2

Matter of personal preferance really.


#3

Depends on how much you want to spend on electric. They use almost as much in standby as when in use. I turn mine off when not in use.


#4

Really? Well, mine’s going off when the computer goes off from now on. Thanks!


#5

just watched into my monitors manual (19" crt):
power used when using it (green light): around 130 W
power used when NOT using it (orange light): less than 3 W


#6

Okay…so you will save some energy, but not much then.


#7

Hi :slight_smile:
A lot of modern CRT’s have auto deguassing built into the on/off process.
Plus while in standy it’s remotely possible for damage to occur via spikes etc.
So not only saving money, but maybe your monitor.


#8

Right then, guess I will be switching it off.


#9

saving energy is a good point but i wanta know how u can tell how many wats is the monitor using when its in orange light with out referring to the manual and is there a difference betweena crt and a lcd?


#10

They both use a LOT less when the orange light is on. However, as was previously stated degaussing is built into the power-on/power-off cycle, AND when it’s in standby it’s MORE prone to damage from power issues.


#11

thankz Gurm for the info :clap:


#12

not if it’s connected to an UPS