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Reduce the Standby Energy Consumed by PC Peripheral Equipment While your PC is Off
PC TrickleSaver Energy Saver
PC TrickleSaver Energy Saver
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PC TrickleSaver Energy Saver
Item# 9780
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  • Built-in relay for switching off devices that consume standby current
  • Saves electricity
  • Quick, easy installation
  • Rear mounting holes for wall, under desk mounting
  • Use with your existing power strip

Essential Info

Did you know that when you turn your computer off, often times your peripheral devices (printers, modems, etc.) remain on, wasting energy and increasing your electricity bill? The PC TrickleSaver is the solution to this problem, and will help to reduce your carbon footprint and save money at the same time. The device connects to a PC via a standard USB connector and detects the power status of the PC. When a PC is powered On the product will switch On all peripheral devices. Conversely when a PC is switched Off, the product will switch Off all peripheral devices. It is easy to install and provides simple automation to reduce wasteful standby energy consumption and is suitable for residential and workplace PC applications. The product can also be connected directly to equipment or connected to a standard electrical power strip with several of connected devices.

If you wish to save the standby power of your peripheral PC devices while your computer is still on, use the PC TrickleSwitch in conjunction with this device.

  • Sleep State - The PC TrickleSaver requires the PC to be switched off completely. It will not work when a PC is placed into a sleep / hibernation state. If you require peripheral devices to switch off in a sleep / hibernation state, a TV TrickleSaver should be used.
  • Hard Disk Drive Products - Certain manufacturers of products containing hard disk drives do not recommend hard switching off of their products. We recommend reviewing the manufacturer's documentation prior to use of a PC TrickleSaver with these products.


What's Included

  • PC TrickleSaver
  • Owner's manual
  • Mounting template
  • More Info

    Sleep And Shutdown Modes
    • Shutdown Mode - the CPU powers down. No power is supplied to the USB ports and the Product will switch Off connected accessories. THE PRODUCT IS DESIGNED FOR OPERATION WITH A COMPUTER THAT IS PUT INTO SHUTDOWN MODE. It is also good energy saving practice to shutdown your PC when it is not being used. On selected PC's the USB ports may remain powered when the PC is shut down. In this instance, the PC TrickleSaver is not suitable and will not function in the desired manner; a TV TrickleSaver should be used instead.
    • Sleep Mode - a state of hibernation, where the CPU and hard drives remain powered, but in an idle state. Typically the USB ports will remain powered, so that movement of the mouse or typing on the keyboard will wake up the computer. The Product will typically not switch accessories - as it will sense that the USB port remains powered. This is not a design or manufacturing issue, this relates to the way that the USB ports behave on the specific computer. On certain computers, the USB ports will power down in Sleep Mode and the Product will work in the same manner as in Shutdown Mode.



    Manufacturer Product No.:150PC-US-W
    Voltage:120 VAC +/- 10% 50Hz
    Relay Rating:10A
    USB Cord Length:1.5 meters
    Power (In) Cord Length:0.3 meters
    Power (Out) Cord Length:0.2 meters
    Operating Temperature:0° C to 45° C
    Storage Temperature:-10° C to 60° C
    Humidity:5% to 90% N/C
    IP Rating:IP20
    Dimensions:112mm L x 60mm W x 34mm H
    Certifications:UL, FCC, RoHS, NOM, WEEE
    Warranty:Manufacturer one (1) year limited

    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.


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    7 Ratings
    5 star: 43%  (3)
    4 star: 0%  (0)
    3 star: 14%  (1)
    2 star: 14%  (1)
    1 star: 29%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
    (7 customer ratings)
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    STEPHEN -- oakland, CA   6/23/2011
    The item technically "works" and in that sense deserves a higher star rating. That said, I have to say the support in terms of giving the customer the information to decide whether the product will work with their particular computer is terrible. For example, I wanted to use the product with a PowerBook laptop and I wanted the device to turn off the accessories when the laptop was sleeping. While the website warns that some computers might not work in this manner, it doesn’t help the user to determine whether his/her particular computer works in that manner. I was led astray by plugging in my iPhone, then putting the PowerBook to sleep: the iPhone indicated it was no longer charging and I made the wrong conclusion that the USB port turned off and that the unit would work for me. When I received the unit it does not turn off when the PowerBook sleeps and does not work for my need and my satisfaction rating is zero, not one star.
    BRENDA -- highlands ranch, CO   7/29/2010
    The three of these we ordered for our computers did not work because of the USB ports being on all the time, which I did not realize in advance. I feel it is safer to just order the "TV Trickle" for your PC, because we switched to those and those work just as well.
    CYNTHIA -- los angeles, CA   5/21/2010
    These devices are all about the consumer -- attractive and easy to use. I've fretted about 'vampire' electronics for years but couldn't figure out a practical way to solve the problem. These clever monkeys worked it out, and I thank them for it.
    DAVID -- tower city, PA   4/16/2010
    DID not work for me. had to return it
    JOSEPH -- van nuys, CA   3/29/2010
    works as described and it's so easy to setup
    STEWART -- trenton, NJ   1/28/2010
    Product performs exactly as described. Received item before estimated delivery date.

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