Battery charging systems are components used to recharge a wide variety of cordless products, including power tools, small household appliances, and personal care products like electric shavers. Approximately 230 million products with battery charging systems are currently in use in American homes and businesses.
Conventional battery chargers — even when not actively charging a product — can draw as much as 5 to 20 times more energy than is actually stored in the battery! ENERGY STAR certified battery chargers, on average use about 30% less energy than conventional models.
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In the U.S. alone, more energy efficient battery chargers have the potential to save Americans more than 1.5 billion kilowatt hours of energy every year year, saving Americans more than $170 million annually while preventing the release of more than 2 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions — equivalent to the emissions of 200,000 cars.