Wiiu power use

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Subzero100, Apr 10, 2013.

Apr 10, 2013

Wiiu power use by Subzero100 at 5:44 PM (1,233 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

  1. Subzero100
    OP

    Member Subzero100 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    177
    Country:
    United States
    This is the same thing that i wondered about with the wii, and when you turn off the power a red light on the system is still on. Does this mean its still on using power, and this is the same question for the wiiu that even stupid google couldn't answer.
     


  2. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    No, the light is actually the reflection from the eyes of a tiny little cat they hold in the power switch, it's not powered by electricity at all.
     
    nukeboy95, Scuba156, Jan1tor and 2 others like this.
  3. julialy

    Member julialy Homebrewer

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,444
    Location:
    United States
    Country:
    United States
    it's still using power, for things like spotpass and other crap...

    if you unplug it entirely, no power is used, and spotpass is disabled, and other crap...
     
  4. Hielkenator

    Member Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    4,176
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Oh, it really depends on the model.
    I have a black WiiU and mine has a tiny midget inside holding a flashlight.
     
    fossda, Bladexdsl and Rydian like this.
  5. Hielkenator

    Member Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    4,176
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Oh darn, that stupid google!
     
  6. pwsincd

    Member pwsincd Garage Flower

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,972
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Nintendo havent actually mentioned as yet , but they have infact included a micro perpetual generator within the console to fuel the LED in its Red state :)
     
    Hielkenator likes this.
  7. Bladexdsl

    Member Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    14,347
    Location:
    Queensland
    Country:
    Australia
    now your playing with powa...even when it's turned off! :creep:
     
    Maxternal and Hielkenator like this.
  8. Subzero100
    OP

    Member Subzero100 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    177
    Country:
    United States
    so nobody knows then.
     
  9. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
  10. Slartibartfast42

    Member Slartibartfast42 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    692
    Country:
    United States
    Why are you worried about it? It doesn't take a lot of power to turn on those lights, and listen for the on button. You want to be able to turn it on from the gamepad right? That's going to cost some power. But it's not a lot of power, you won't notice it on your electric bill. Maybe it uses something like $1 per month, but your bill goes up and down a lot more than that.

    EDIT. I looked it up. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6465/nintendo-wii-u-teardown

    The Wii U uses 0.22W on standby. Surprisingly low. That means it costs about 2 or 3 cents per month.
     
  11. pwsincd

    Member pwsincd Garage Flower

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,972
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    now you come to mention it , my TV has one of these red lights and my Wii , hmm im surrounded by them ,, fuk me youve stumbled onto a conspiracy..that not even google knows... way da go idaho.
     
  12. wolf-snake

    Member wolf-snake GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    502
    Country:
    Mexico
    and do not plug in and plug out your console everytime you use it because you might corrupt the internal battery
     
  13. julialy

    Member julialy Homebrewer

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,444
    Location:
    United States
    Country:
    United States
    How do you corrupt a battery? LOL
     
  14. Foxi4

    Reporter Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    22,705
    Location:
    Gaming Grotto
    Country:
    Poland
    You phrased the question weirdly. What you should've asked is how much power does the WiiU use in Standby, since that's what you want to know - it obviously takes power, you can see the light.

    The WiiU is powered by a 75W power adapter, during standard operation it takes less than a half of that amount. When in Standby it takes 0.22W, this power is used for the fancy light as well as for staying connected to various services.
     
  15. Ergo

    Member Ergo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    614
    Country:
    United States
    It has Spotpass--surely you mean no Streetpass?
     
  16. Foxi4

    Reporter Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    22,705
    Location:
    Gaming Grotto
    Country:
    Poland
    Oh yeah, you're right!

    I still confuse those two names, it's the "pass" part that does it. Fix'd. :P
     
    Rydian likes this.
  17. Bladexdsl

    Member Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    14,347
    Location:
    Queensland
    Country:
    Australia
    i do that with my wii all the time never had 1 problem :blink:
     
  18. Jan1tor

    Member Jan1tor GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    Messages:
    461
    Location:
    Ohio
    Country:
    United States
    I always thought this was a lame idea on all devices. It should be No light = OFF. Green Light = ON. I mean really, do I need a red light to tell me it is off? I can see it is off.
     
    Rydian likes this.
  19. Slartibartfast42

    Member Slartibartfast42 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    692
    Country:
    United States
    The light is useful, means that power is working. Otherwise, you wouldn't know if it was off because you wanted it off, or because it was unplugged, or the breaker was switched, or whatever.

    Plus, using no power would mean remote controls wouldn't work when the device is off. We don't want that.
     
  20. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,883
    Location:
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Country:
    United States
    Touche on the last one...
     

Share This Page