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bought a kill-a-watt to measure the power consumption of things at my house:

Here are the results for the VIP722:

burned 3.53kWH in 61:05

=57.79 watts average

Let me know if I made a mistake
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58 watts and is on 24/7. So 58/1000 = 0.058 kWH X 24=1.392 kWH a day.

Last bill was 32 days so

1.392x32=44.544 kWH

Total power usage for house

381kWH

11.7% of power is used by satellite box
 

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Jeff_DML said:
bought a kill-a-watt to measure the power consumption of things at my house:

Here are the results for the VIP722

standby ~88 watts
active ~93 watts

didnt seem to make much difference if any recording programs

Rounded up to 90 watts average, here is the calculation based on my local power company

Let me know if I made a mistake
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90 watts and is on 24/7. So 90/1000 = 0.09 kWH X 24=2.16 kWH a day.

Last bill was 32 days so

2.16x32=69.12 kWH

Total power usage for house

381kWH

18% of power is used by satellite box

$.09887 per kwH charged by my power company

At cost $6.83 to run the box last month
There was whole thread on this subject for the ViP622. Approaches to reducing 622's power usage? None of it helped me much and I had to add an extra fan to cool my 722. And at the top tier on my electric bill...oh, I won't say it. I'll sound just like the curmudgeon I am.
 

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Jeff_DML said:
bought a kill-a-watt to measure the power consumption of things at my house:

Let me know if I made a mistake
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90 watts and is on 24/7. So 90/1000 = 0.09 kWH X 24=2.16 kWH a day.

Last bill was 32 days so

2.16x32=69.12 kWH

Total power usage for house

381kWH

18% of power is used by satellite box

$.09887 per kwH charged by my power company

At cost $6.83 to run the box last month
A) You live in California and are only paying 9 Cents a KWH?

B) Your Electric Bill for a whole month (32 Days) was $37 - $38?

C) Instead of reading current wattage, plug the Rcvr in to your Kill-O-Watt and leave it that way for a couple of days. It will give you hours directly and also Kwh directly. This is a better indication of usage over a period of days or weeks.

I live in MD and keep my A/C at 80 Degrees and still use five times as much electricity and pay ten times as much as you do. :eek2:
 

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SaltiDawg said:
A) You live in California and are only paying 19 Cents a KWH?

B) Your Electric Bill for a whole month (32 Days) was $37 - $38?

C) Instead of reading current wattage, plug the Rcvr in to your Kill-O-Watt and leave it that way for a couple of days. It will give you hours directly and also Kwh directly. This is a better indication of usage over a period of days or weeks.

I live in MD and keep my A/C at 80 Degrees and still use five times as much electricity and pay ten times as much as you do. :eek2:
guess I should of noted that I was lazy(plug hard to get to) and only read the current reading, seem relatively constant though. It is on my todo list to do it your way.

only calculated using electri energy charge rate, didnt figure in the baseline charges, so more per month then

381 kWh $11.32
Baseline Allowance 326 kWh
Baseline 326 kWh @ $.02594 2/ 32 Days
101% - 130% of Baseline 55 kWh @ $.04714 2/ 32 Days
Baseline 326 kWh @ $.02670 30/ 32 Days
101% - 130% of Baseline 55 kWh @ $.04790 30/ 32 Days
DWR Bond Charge 381 kWh @ $.00477 1.83
Electric Energy Charge
Baseline - 326 kWh @ $.09963 2/ 32 Days 2.03
101% - 130% of Baseline - 55 kWh @ $.09963 2/ 32 Days 0.34
Baseline - 326 kWh @ $.09887 30/ 32 Days 30.22
101% - 130% of Baseline - 55 kWh @ $.09887 30/ 32 Days 5.10
TOTAL ELECTRIC CHARGES $50.84
still cheap compared to yours, I live coastal california so no a/c and I we are decently energy conscious
 

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PG&E in Nor Cal (Sacto runs many of days in 95-105º range) is lots more than SD (where A/C isn't near as common).

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08/13/2008 - 09/11/2008
Electric Charges $338.27
Baseline Quantity 495.00000 Kwh
Baseline Usage 495.00000 Kwh @ $0.11559
101-130% of Baseline 148.50000 Kwh @ $0.13142
131-200% of Baseline 346.50000 Kwh @ $0.22580
201-300% of Baseline 495.00000 Kwh @ $0.31304
Over 300% of Baseline 79.00000 Kwh @ $0.35876
Net Charges $338.27
90W is 2.1Kwh a day, and 30 days is 64.8 Kwh/month. You get to pick whether they are 11 cents as my first price ($7.21/month), 21 cents as my average ($13.06/month), or 35 cents as my incremental price ($22.68/month). fredinva would have to pay less than 3 cents / Kwh to be 6 cents / day.

People plugging a 722 into a Kill-A-Watt will get a lot lower wattage if they are using a switch with a power inserter instead of having the receiver power the switch. The LNB draw is a good chunk of the wattage.
 

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PG&E in Nor Cal (Sacto runs many of days in 95-105º range) is lots more than SD (where A/C isn't near as common).

Code:
08/13/2008 - 09/11/2008
Electric Charges $338.27
Baseline Quantity 495.00000 Kwh
Baseline Usage 495.00000 Kwh @ $0.11559
101-130% of Baseline 148.50000 Kwh @ $0.13142
131-200% of Baseline 346.50000 Kwh @ $0.22580
201-300% of Baseline 495.00000 Kwh @ $0.31304
Over 300% of Baseline 79.00000 Kwh @ $0.35876
Net Charges $338.27
90W is 2.1Kwh a day, and 30 days is 64.8 Kwh/month. You get to pick whether they are 11 cents as my first price ($7.21/month), 21 cents as my average ($13.06/month), or 35 cents as my incremental price ($22.68/month). fredinva would have to pay less than 3 cents / Kwh to be 6 cents / day.

People plugging a 722 into a Kill-A-Watt will get a lot lower wattage if they are using a switch with a power inserter instead of having the receiver power the switch. The LNB draw is a good chunk of the wattage.
Boy do I miss SMUD! Guess you're out of the District boundaries. Your bill looks like mine!
 

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Boy do I miss SMUD! Guess you're out of the District boundaries. Your bill looks like mine!
No SMUD for me. I'm actually in Placer county, but few would recognize my population 6000 town - Loomis. I start cheaper than Jeff_DML

Baseline Usage 495.00000 Kwh @ $0.11559

His first 326 Kwh are 12.557 cents/Kwh and 101-130% are 14.677 cents compared to my 13.142 cents. So he wouldn't have anything over baseline if he left is 722 unplugged for the month - saving $8.06 for 55 Kwh plus another $1.25 for about 10 Kwh at 12.5 cents each. $9.31 of his $50 bill.

But the 200%, 300%, then over 300% rates are the killers! My bills should soon be returning to more reasonable, with nothing over 200% rate.

EDIT - for another data point, I plugged my 722 into a Kill A Watt and only measure 54W, significantly below the 90W used for the above numbers. 1000.2 dish with built in switch, powered by this 722.
 

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I got 59 watts with the 722 "ON", and 53 watts with it "OFF". My 50" Plasma is 263 watts "ON", so not a good idea to leave it running all day if no one is watching it.

So instead of paying $80/mo for Dish, I'm paying closer to $88/mo. (2 receivers). By switching from TWC to Dish, I saved $30/mo which more than pays for the electricity.
 
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