Vampire loads, what are they and how do they affect your electricity bill? Vampire loads are generally defined as the electricity consumed by devices that are not powered up or actively in use. The typical home has up to 40 products continuously drawing power when off or in sleep or standby mode that can account for 10% of your electric bill. Ever notice when you take the power cord out of your laptop or other devices and leave the cord plugged into the wall outlet, that the light stays on the power cord brick? That is a vampire load, also called phantom energy, and represents one of the energy inefficiencies and waste in delivering power to DC devices via an AC power system.
The Personal Energy Platform reduces vampire loads by delivering power to multiple DC devices via a common DC power system, eliminating the use of AC-DC power cords.