Do appliances use electricity when plugged in?

Do appliances use electricity when plugged in?

Yes. Nearly all things plugged in will bleed some energy if the power point is turned on. Called "standby" electricity loss because it's so often associated with electronics in standby or idle mode, it's also known as "phantom" or "vampire" electricity (for obvious reasons). If turned off at the power point, no power can be suppied. 

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