According to the latest estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy, about 5 percent of the electricity used in the United States goes to standby power. This standby power, also know as "Vampire Power" or "Phantom Current" is costing you money even when you are not using your devices because they aren't truly off. By using a Smart Power Strip, you can save energy consumption by eliminating standby power, which also extends battery life and prevents then need to unplug your electronic components.
The Take Charge UTC8MS Smartstrip Surge Protector is a power managed, 8 outlet energy controlled surge protector with a "CONTROL" outlet that senses power to turn on/off all connected peripherals automatically. The ideal application is in the home office for use with PCs, printers, notebooks and home entertainment components. This "Smart" power strip is a surge protector that turns off your peripheral items (printers, monitors & anything with a transformer) when you turn off your computer or when it goes into sleep mode. The Smart Strip eliminates phantom current to these peripherals until you turn your "master" device back on. Independent Studies have found a savings of $60 per year with the use of a Smart power strip, or $5 per month - the Take Charge UTC8MS Smartstrip Surge Protector provides you a return on your investment in months!Take Charge also offers the following smart energy saving products
• Wallmount Timed Charger Docking Bay
- A power managed, 4-outlet wall receptacle with a "One Button" timed control surge protector. The ideal Application is for in home charging of digital devices such as cell phones and eReaders.
• Powerstrip Timed Docking Bay
- A power managed, 4 outlet floor/counter power strip with a "One Button" timed control surge protector. The ideal application is in the garage/workbench for use with power tool chargers.