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Energy Usage Research on Network Hardware

Information

Although there are many articles and published papers on energy consumption related to computer equipment and electronic devices, it’s almost impossible to find detailed or exact energy usage profiles based on environment, type of use and specifications. Here, you will find both: actual measurements (not averages or estimates) and also the specifications of the devices, which can help with comparison and identification.

Why these measurements are Useful and Important

For IT / Engineers – They can assist with Wattage or energy calculations for complex or basic systems, where battery backups (UPS), heat dissipation / cooling, and purchasing considerations can be made by using the observed energy profiles.
Off-The-Grid Enthusiasts For those who love to play around with Generators, Inverters, Solar panels and batteries. Knowing the energy consumption will help you with calculations.
Homeowners – Learn and understand what your devices are doing and how it will affect your power bill. In the energy profiles for desktop computers page, you can clearly see how some devices that are off use quite a bit of energy. Also, a computer infected with a Virus will use almost 2.5 times as much energy when the CPU runs at 100%.
Environmentalists – Being conscious about how we use our devices and making small adjustments to our behaviors, such as the electronics we buy, how we use them, how we maintain them, or being aware of the different technologies that are environmentally friendly and have low energy usage, can have a great impact on the environment.

Please note: More devices are added monthly, so please make sure to keep tuning in.

Parameters

  • Testing Procedures:
    The device was powered on and allowed operate normally. A power measurement was then taken. An average may be used if the energy consumption was not consistent.

ModelSpaceX Starlink Kit: UTA-212 and UTR-211
TypeSatellite Dish + Router Kit
Power reading (Watts)Initial reading: 79.53 W
After 20 minutes: 83.26 W

ModelASUS ROG GT-AXE16000
TypeWiFi 6E Gaming Router
Power reading (Watts)15.09 W

ModelGoogle Wi-Fi Mesh Router – ‎GJ2CQ
TypeMesh Router
Power reading (Watts)3 W

Modeleero 6 pro (K010001)
TypeMesh Router
Power reading (Watts)7.95 W

Modeleero Dual Band (J010001)
TypeMesh Router
Power reading (Watts)3.72 W

ModelCisco WAP321
TypeWireless Access Point
Power reading (Watts)Idle: 3.69 W
Off: 0.10 W

ModelCisco AIR-AP1121G-A-K9, Cisco Aironet 1100
TypeWireless Access Point
Power reading (Watts)5 W

ModelTP-LINK TL-POE150S
TypePoE Injector
Power reading (Watts)No Connections: 0.91 W

ModelTP-LINK TL-SG1005P
Type5 Port Gigabit PoE+ Switch
Power reading (Watts)Idle No Connections: 1.09 W

ModelTP-LINK TL-SG108PE
Type8 Port Gigabit PoE Switch
Power reading (Watts)Idle No Connections: 1.24 W
1 Connection: 1.58 W
2 Connections: 1.89 W

ModelTP-LINK TL-WDR600
TypeN600 Wireless Gigabit Router
Power reading (Watts)5 W

ModelUniFi 6 Pro (U6-Pro-US)
TypeWireless Access Point
Power reading (Watts)Idle: 8.26 W
Performing Speed Test: 13.22 W

ModelUniFi AC Mesh Pro (UAP-AC-M-PRO-US)
TypeOutdoor Wireless Access Point
Power reading (Watts)3.85 W

ModelUnifi AirGateway LR – Ubiquiti
TypeWireless Bridge
Power reading (Watts)1.28 W

ModelUnifi AP AC LR – Ubiquiti (UAP-AC-LR-US)
TypeWireless Access Point
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelUnifi AP AC PRO – Ubiquiti (UAP-AC-PRO-E-US)
TypeWireless Access Point
Power reading (Watts)5 W

ModelUnifi AP AC Lite – Ubiquiti
TypeWireless Access Point
Power reading (Watts)Idle: 4 W
While performing speed test: 6 W

Model4 port PoE extender POE-EX2005
TypePoE Extender / Splitter Switch
Power reading (Watts)1.23 W

ModelBV-Tech 18 Ports PoE + 4 PoE Cameras
TypePoE Switch + 4 IP Cameras
Power reading (Watts)16.58 W

ModelIPCamPower IPCP-24P2G-AF2 (No devices connected)
Type24 Port PoE Switch
Power reading (Watts)7.51 W

ModelNetgear GS116LP
Type16 Port Unmanaged PoE Switch
Power reading (Watts)4.7 W

ModelLinkSys LGS116P
Type16 Port Unmanaged PoE Switch
Power reading (Watts)5.26 W

ModelD-Link DGS-1005D
Type5 Port Unmanaged Switch
Power reading (Watts)On with no Devices plugged in: 3.42 W
Increased by 1 W with each additional device

ModelDell Powerconnect 2824
Type24 Port Mananged switch
Power reading (Watts)19 W

ModelDell Powerconnect 2724
Type24 Port Mananged switch
Power reading (Watts)22 W

ModelSonicWall NSA 220, APL24-08E
TypeFirewall
Power reading (Watts)7 W

ModelSonicWall NSA 240, APL19-05C
TypeFirewall
Power reading (Watts)8 W

ModelSonicWall NSA 250, APL25-090
TypeFirewall
Power reading (Watts)12 W

ModelSonicWall NSA 2400, 5805
TypeFirewall
Power reading (Watts)38 W

ModelSonicWall TZ 100, APL22-080
TypeFirewall, Wireless N
Power reading (Watts)8 W

ModelSonicWall TZ 200 Wireless-N, APL22-070
TypeFirewall, Wireless N
Power reading (Watts)7 W

ModelSonicWall TZ 210 Wireless-N, APL20-065
TypeFirewall, Wireless N
Power reading (Watts)7 W

ModelSonicWall TZ 205, APL22-09D
TypeFirewall
Power reading (Watts)8 W

ModelSonicWall TZ 350, 19331
TypeFirewall
Power reading (Watts)6.38 W

ModelSonicWall TZ 370, APL57-100
TypeFirewall
Power reading (Watts)7.35 W

ModelSonicWall TZ SOHO Wireless-N (SOHO w)
TypeFirewall
Power reading (Watts)6.56 W

ModelSonicWALL CSM 2100 CF
TypeSecure Content Management
Power reading (Watts)44 W

ModelTP-LINK Archer C7 ver 4.0
TypeAC1750 Wireless Gigabit Router
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelTP-LINK TL-WPA7510
TypeAV1000 Powerline Adapter Kit
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelTP-LINK TL-PA7010
TypeAV1000 Powerline Adapter Kit
Power reading (Watts)2 W

ModelNetgear ProSafe JGS524F
Type24 Port Unmanaged Switch
Power reading (Watts)13 W

ModelNetgear MR314
TypeRouter, 4 ports, Wireless
Power reading (Watts)8 W

ModelNetgear FS726TP
TypeProSafe 24 Port Switch, PoE
Power reading (Watts)11 W

ModelNetgear FS116P
TypeProSafe 16 Port Switch, PoE
Power reading (Watts)6 W

ModelNetgear FS108 ProSafe
TypeProSafe 8 Port Switch
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelNetgear FS605 v3
TypeProSafe5 port switch
Power reading (Watts)2 W

ModelNetgear WNDR3700v3
TypeN600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Power reading (Watts)5 W

ModelNetgear GS116
TypeProSafe Switch, 16 ports
Power reading (Watts)12 W

ModelTRENDnet TEG-S80G
Type8 Port Switch
Power reading (Watts)2 W

ModelActiontec MI424WR, Version D (Verizon FIOS)
Type4 port router, Wireless
Power reading (Watts)14 W

ModelActiontec WCB3000N
TypeWireless Extender with Coax
Power reading (Watts)6 W

ModelVonage VDV21-VD
TypeRouter, VoIP Gateway
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelTP-Link JetStream T1600G-28PS
Type24-Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Managed Switch
Power reading (Watts)Initializing: 15.26 W
Idle: 15.10 W

ModelTP-Link TL-SG1024
Type24 port Unamanged switch
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelTP-Link TL-SG108
Type8 port Unamanged switch
Power reading (Watts)1 W

ModelTP-LINK TL-WR541G
Type4 port router, Wireless
Power reading (Watts)3 W

ModelNetgear FS728TP
Type19 Port Managed PoE Switch
Power reading (Watts)19 W

ModelEDIMAX EW-7206APG
TypeAccess Point (AP) or Bridge, 1 port
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelLinksys SPA-2102
TypeAnalog VoIP Adapter
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelTRENDnet TEW-652BRP
TypeWireless N Router, 4 ports
Power reading (Watts)7 W

ModelNetgear WGR614 v7-VC
Type4 ports, Wireless
Power reading (Watts)5 W

ModelNetgear WG102
TypeProSAFE 54 Mbps Wireless Access Point
Power reading (Watts)6 W

ModelNetgear WPN824 v2
Type4 ports, Wireless
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelLinkSyS WAP54G v1.1
TypeWireless Access Point
Power reading (Watts)3 W

ModelLinksys WRT54G V5
TypeWireless Router, 4 ports
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelLinkSyS WRT54G V6
TypeWireless Router, 4 ports
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelLinkSyS WRT54GS2 V1
TypeWireless Router, 4 ports
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModeloLinkSys EG008W
TypeSwitch, 8 ports
Medida (Vatios o Watts)7 W

ModelLinksys BEFW11S4 v4
TypeWireless Router, 4 ports
Power reading (Watts)3 W

ModelNetgear WGR614 v6
Type4 ports, Wireless
Power reading (Watts)4 W

ModelD-Link WBR-2310
Type4 Ports
Power reading (Watts)2 W

ModelBelkin N750 DB Wireless N+ Router
Type4 Port Wireless Router
Power reading (Watts)6.30 W

ModelLinksys RTP300 Broadband VoIP
Type4 ports
Power reading (Watts)6 W

ModelSAGEMCOM CS 50001
TypeCable Box
Power reading (Watts)7 W

ModelAltice / Ubee UBC1319
TypeCable Modem / Voice Gateway
Power reading (Watts)15 W