If an electrical cord is plugged into the wall but is not plugged into the electronic device it powers, will it still drain electricity?



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    Yes.  One of the biggest culprits in this regard is cell phone chargers, which people tend to leave plugged in all the time even when not powering up their phones. 

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    Yes, it will drain electricity.  Although, products are now available for purchase that will stop the flow of electricity to the electronic device when it is not in use.  ThinkEco sells a product they called the modlet.  It not only cuts power from electronic devices when they are dormant, but it also reduces the amount of energy used to operate the electronic devices.  The modlet can cut an electronic devices power consumption by 35-80%, and for a retail price of $40 it will usually pay itself off in less than a year.

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