What is the power consumption when idle and under full load?

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    This is not a computer but a router. Routers have almost constant power consumption as there is no frequency scaling or power saving mechanisms build into the chips. The chips are just lower powered ones and routers like the Airport Extreme typically have power usage of under 10 watts.

  • On the the power adapter is printed: "110v - 240v 0.5A input", so power consumption for 110v would be 55 watts.