I also have the peak - off peak rates. Twelve overnight hours a day at
4 cents a kw and 12 hours at 16-17 cents a kw. So you really look at
keeping everything off that you can during the peak time.
> Would anyone hazard a guess on how a battery minder would work being
> cycled on and off every day? I have off-peak power discounts, so I try
> to have little or nothing running during the day. So if I got a
> minder for my lawn mower batteries, I'd put it on a timer to only work
> at night.
Wow, my first thought was "why bother". The thing can't *possibly* use
enough power to even worry about. A large discount taken off a couple
pennies is still a inconsequential amount. Probably better to spend
your effort looking for a small gain in HVAC efficiency, for example.
Then I did some math. Damn -- even if it averages a mere 20W
continuous, that's 175 KWHr/year or 14.6/month; which would run me
$14.00/yr $1.17/mo. Hmm, apparently the little crap is worthy of more
attention than I thought.
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