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Department of Health and Human Services

Vampire Power demands vs. instrumentation power requirements in laboratory facilities

Vampire Power, i.e. wasted standby electricity as well as power requirements for lighting may be DWARFED by power demands for refrigerated centrifuges and biological safety cabinets, as well as other instrumentation that are kept constantly on in laboratory facilities such as NIH. Since most equipment will come to working temperature/environmental parameters in a matter of moments, it’s really not necessary to keep them... more »


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