Locked Re: Microphone going to sleep?

Jim Bacher - WB8VSU

It's true LCD displays don't have a burn issue, but CRTs and Plasma displays do. The screen saver was originally created to save CRT screens. I worked at a company in the 1970s that constantly had to change CRTs out due to image burn. Although their displays had to be on 24x7, so a screen saver couldn't be used. 

However today it should have been renamed. It's now to save energy. It's trying to reduce energy consumption as much as possible if a device isn't being used. Depending on what all it can shut down, it will reduce your electric bill/carbon footprint. Depending on the size and power usage of the LCD you have, you could drop power usage by over 80 watts if the display goes to sleep. Of all the things it can shut down, the biggest reduction in energy usage is the Display. 

I was having a similar issue with the USB going to sleep and traced it to a USB hub that was ignoring its settings not to go to sleep. I changed that hub out and the issue went away. Could be the companies hardware or they provide non compliant drivers. 

Jim Bacher, WB8VSU 

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 11:27 PM, Herb Blue
<WB8ASI@...> wrote:
Give your computer some "caffeine".  It won't go to sleep.   https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/
Keeps everything awake by auto making it see a key stroke every minute.  Works great.  Suggested to me by a computer guru. 73 Herb WB8ASI

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