|Condition||AC power drain|
|Power Brick only (controller disconnected)||1 W|
|Controller "off"||10 W|
|Controller "on" (idle)||10 W|
|Elements slewing||30-40 W|
|D connector disconnected||3 W|
(All readings were taken from a "Kill-A-Watt" device.)
It is interesting that turning the "power" on or off has little effect on AC power drain. It just shuts off the panel lights, as far as one can tell. According to Internet sources, a bias current continues to flow to the stepping motors when the controller is "off". This helps prevent the element lengths from drifting.