Measuring PINE64 Idle Power Consumption

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I got a DROK digital multimeter and I decided to find out just how much power the PINE64 consumes running headless.

PINE64 connected to RAVPOWER powerbank through DROK multimeter

The measurements were taken on my 1GB PINE64 running longsleep’s Ubuntu image. The measured voltage from the powerbank is 5.06V.

 CPU @ 1152MHzCPU @ 480MHz
WiFi / BT module plugged in260mA (1.32W)200mA (1.01W)
WiFi / BT module removed250mA (1.27W)190mA (0.96W)

This is not by any means a proper scientific test, but it gives an idea of what to expect. Got any tips for reducing power consumption? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

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