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Measuring Standby Power

Measurement of the power and energy consumed by common domestic and office appliances when they are in standby mode provides several challenges. Not only are the current and power levels very low (in the region 10 milliwatt to 1 watt) but standby power is often drawn in irregular bursts from the AC line.

Special features of Tektronix power analyzers that enable accurate yet easy-to-use solutions for standby power measurement:

Break-out box makes the special connections required for accurate standby power measurement safe and easy.


Standby Power Primer
What is Standby Power? Standby power refers to the electric power consumed by electronic appliances while they are switched off or in a standby mode. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has …
Fundamentals of AC Power Measurements
Power analysis involves some measurements, terms and calculations that may be new and possibly confusing to engineers and technicians who are new to this discipline. And today's power-conversion …
Making Fluorescent Lamp Ballast Measurements with The Tektronix PA1000 Power Analyzer
Learn how to make accurate high-frequency lighting ballast power and efficiency measurements with high-bandwidth Tektronix power analyzers.
Power Measurements on AC-DC Power Supplies
AC to DC power supplies are fully integrated into our daily lives. They are the heart of all our electronics, providing energy for the everyday devices that we rely on. A cell phone charger is a power …
Making Standby Power Measurement Webinar
Jon Francis, Marketing Manager for Power Analyzers, talks about some of the challenges you’ll face when measuring standby power. He describes some of the parameters that are unique to the IEC62301 Ed …