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Network Switch Idle Power Consumption

In a quest to keep home power usage at a minimum, I’ve started recording switch power consumption readings.

All results measured with a Kill-A-Watt power meter. Switches booted in factory default configuration with no devices connected.

I’ll update this post as I try other models. I won’t get in to details on the capabilities of each switch, but will link them to Amazon. (If you purchase off Amazon, I may earn a commission– thank you)

DellPowerconnect 2816 (Purchased 10/2012)6w@125VAC
TP-LinkTL-SG3428XMP Hardware Rev 2.0 (purchased 12/2022)16w@125VAC
TP-LinkTL-SG3210XHP-M2 Hardware Rev 2.0 (purchased 12/2022) 14w@125VAC
LinksysLGS328MPC Hardware Rev 1.0 (purchased 10/2023)