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Solved: Leave wireless printer on?

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  1. pntbllrspdr

    pntbllrspdr Thread Starter

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    I got a Dell V313w wireless printer set up, and I'm wondering if I should just leave it on. That way whenever I want to printer something I won't have to walk downstairs to turn it on, which would kind of defeat the purpose. Maybe there's some kind of power saving mode where it only turns on when it gets a signal..
     
  2. digitalsatori

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    Hello there!

    Yes, most printers today have a power-save mode and you should be safe to leave the printer on. However, I would recommend a surge protector or battery backup in the event of a power spike.
     
  3. pntbllrspdr

    pntbllrspdr Thread Starter

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    Yep you're right, all I had to do was read a little :p
     
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    The printer should sip about 1watt while its asleep. But if you don't use the printer for days at a time... its up to you.

    The other purpose of a wireless or network printer is to allow many computers to use the printer without having to plug a USB cable for a direct connection... very handy.
     
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