Homeplug Power Consumption

Discussion in 'MoCA, HomePlug, HPNA' started by gkamieneski, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. gkamieneski

    gkamieneski Occasional Visitor

    Jan 13, 2009
    Because I am using my 2 Zyxel PLA407s to connect my primary wireless router to a second router/AP, the homeplugs never enter power saving mode as the ethernet connection is always active. This is because the secondary router/ap is always powered up.

    How significant is the power consumption difference between the sleep mode of the homeplugs and this "standby" ethernet connection that I have?

    Any help appreciated. I don't ever see a means for them to go into power saving mode if the router is broadcasting.
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  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

    May 18, 2008
    I wouldn't worry about it. I plugged a NETGEAR AV500 into my WattsUp and got between 2-3W. A pair will consume less power than a night light.

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