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No the receptacle itself does not consume any power it is just a source of power. No amperage is used until the load is plugged in and turned on. Appliances plugged in with the switch in the off position draw no current. Devices that do not have an off- on switch will start drawing power as soon as they are plugged in. Once an appliance is switched on you are billed for the use of the electricity.

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