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    Default Should I unplug a psu from the socket when not using the pc?

    Hi, should I unplug a psu from the socket when not using the pc? Or can I just let it stay connected? Should I also turn off the psu switch at the back?

    Note that my power socket isn't American but it's European.

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    Turn off the PC. Unplug it. These are enough.

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    Is it necessary? Will it be ok if I don't?

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    Why would you want to do that, unless there is danger from lightning? Or some maintenance/repair work to be done on electricity grid.
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    There has never been a lightning strike here, I live here for 15y.

    What about other components like the monitor, same thing?

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    Why you should unplug the cable when PSU is off? For what reason?
    I always have the power cable plugged in and the switch button ON when PC is shutdown.

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    PSU consumes a little power when connected to the plug even on stand by mode.

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    All electrical appliances with a standby/soft power off do, pc/psu probably more than most, but still not that enough to be noticeable on the power bill of a regular household.
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    Why do you so concerned about plug or unplug it? Plugging and Unplugging are very simple work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schofts View Post
    Hi, should I unplug a psu from the socket when not using the pc? Or can I just let it stay connected? Should I also turn off the psu switch at the back?

    Note that my power socket isn't American but it's European.
    Schuko FTW!!

    But if you do that, use an external switch.

    And only use it if you switch it off for a long period of time. Like before you go to work or sleep. Or both.

    Its not worth it for shorter periods of time...

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