Amped Wireless R20000G High Power Dual Band Router Review

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Amped Wireless R20000G – Power Testing Results

Amped Wireless R20000G Dual Band Router

Power consumption by your home’s electronic devices continues to be a very important issue so we have made an attempt to present some simple power consumption tests on the various routers that we had. To measure idle usage, we reset each wireless router to the default settings and plugged them with no devices connected to them. We then measured the power draw from each router at the wall with our P3 International P4400 Kill-A-Watt electric usage monitor.

Amped Wireless R20000G Power Costs
Benchmark Results: Power Consumption for the Amped Wireless R20000G equaled our most power efficient router to date, the TP-Link TL-WDR4300 802.11n Dual-Band Router. Compared with older generations of routers like the Linksys WRTP54G, the R20000G does an excellent job of conserving energy thus keeping power costs relatively low.

Since most people will have their routers turned on for 24-hour a day operation, we think that examining power usage is an important benchmark. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is an important financial estimate that helps consumer’s direct and indirect costs of a product. In our TCO calculation we will be figuring up how much it costs to have a wireless router running per year in an idle state with the unit being installed 24-hours a day. We will be using 12.7 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) based on the bureau of labor statistics report from April 2012 showing that amount as the national average.

Amped Wireless R20000G Power Costs

Benchmark Results: Power Consumption for the Amped Wireless R20000G Router is very low so that in turn keeps your bills low as you run the router throughout the year. Only the TP-Link TL-WDR4300 and EnGenius ESR750H come close to the R20000G in terms of power cost.

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