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Just spotted this device in the Belfast Maplin store. I tried it out and it works nicely with my Sony 32 inch LCD that uses 20w on standby (well initially at least). After a few minutes on standby it switched it off completely.

You can use it with extension cords as well, according to the Energenie website:

"You can use Energenie Standby Shutdown with multiple plug sockets, but note that all connected appliances will be turned off when Standby Shutdown automatically activates."

http://energenie4u.co.uk/index.html
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#1
thtas not bad actually, it'd pay for itself in about 142 days if your TV was on standby all the time
#2
Good price!
#4
Not a bad price .
I have ordered one to collect. Thanks
#5
I was looking to buy something like this! Ordered. Thanks!
#6
The only downside is needing to turn power back on using the energenie button...........which makes the product half pointless when we can switch things on and off at the wall ourselves
#7
BorisTheSpider
The only downside is needing to turn power back on using the energenie button...........which makes the product half pointless when we can switch things on and off at the wall ourselves


I watch the telly when I go to bed and use the remote to switch to standby. Don't like to get out my bed to switch off at the wall (too tired). It wont bother me to switch back on in the morning using the energenie button.

Hot for me!:-D
#8
BorisTheSpider
The only downside is needing to turn power back on using the energenie button...........which makes the product half pointless when we can switch things on and off at the wall ourselves


Noticed that too. Kind of put me off buying it because as you say it's just like switiching on again from the plug. Would be nice if it automatically re-stores power when you turn the appliance on again.

Maybe someone could confirm the exact behaviour when they get one!
#9
To the OP, your tv uses 20W in standby? I thought modern tv's usually use around 2w or less. I suppose everybody should find out how much their TV's use in standby. Some people might be surprised.
#10
That is also what I was wondering about - I still can't get over the fact that all these LCD's were churned out with no ability to be able to switch them off! :x

My 42" Samsung is on a big wooden stand and the wires are completely enclosed - to turn the energie switch back on I would have to pull out the TV stand :thinking:

Otherwise, I would have jumped on this product - I do tend to wonder how much electricity my TV is using whilst not in use - which is about 22 hours out of every day :w00t:
#11
AzeemB
To the OP, your tv uses 20W in standby? I thought modern tv's usually use around 2w or less. I suppose everybody should find out how much their TV's use in standby. Some people might be surprised.


Any idea how I do this, please?
#12
Basically if you put your tv on standby, it switches off the electricity to it after a few minutes. To switch it back on you do have to press the green button on the unit (next to the plug). So it's not perfect for everyone, but I suppose it means tv's etc aren't left on standby overnight.
#13
Mrs.Z
Any idea how I do this, please?


It should be quoted in your manual and on the manufacturer website probably via PDF manuals. Manufacturers are realising that people want lower power standby modes and they are getting much better at this.
#14
Mrs.Z
Any idea how I do this, please?


Get an electricity meter from Maplins etc.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=L61AQ
Surprisingly, my Sony Bravia 32 LCD does use 20w on standby. Amazing ,I know.
#15
damo-mca
Surprisingly, my Sony Bravia 32 LCD does use 20w on standby. Amazing ,I know.


Hmmm... Means nothing to me, wil go have a search :giggle:
#16
I have a similar(ish) thing on my TV, basically it has a Master socket (where you plug your TV into) and 5 Slave sockets (where you plug DVD, Sky etc.). Basically when you put your TV on standby, all the slave plugs switch off (TV remains on standby), then when you switch it back on, everything comes back on again. There's also 2 always on sockets for stuff you don't want to switch off.

I think I bought it from B&Q but it was a while ago so I'm not sure.
#17
Mrs.Z
That is also what I was wondering about - I still can't get over the fact that all these LCD's were churned out with no ability to be able to switch them off! :x

My 42" Samsung is on a big wooden stand and the wires are completely enclosed - to turn the energie switch back on I would have to pull out the TV stand :thinking:

Otherwise, I would have jumped on this product - I do tend to wonder how much electricity my TV is using whilst not in use - which is about 22 hours out of every day :w00t:


Power button on the TV set? I've never seen a TV that you can't turn off via the sets power button.

Standby power usage should be in the manual if you don't want to go as far as actually testing it (wouldn't blame you either!).

My Sony's down as less than half a watt in standby, for what it's worth.
#18
"my Sony 32 inch LCD that uses 20w on standby. "
I don't think so !
#19
pointless product. this uses electricty whilst watching tv because it would need to monitor your power consumption.
#20
AuctionSniper
"my Sony 32 inch LCD that uses 20w on standby. "
I don't think so !


Well, it depends on the accuracy of my forementioned power meter, but that's what it says when I put the tv into standby (150->20w).
#21
damo-mca
Well, it depends on the accuracy of my forementioned power meter, but that's what it says when I put the tv into standby (150->20w).


On my set, the TV doesn't enter full standby for a few minutes or so after pressing the remote - it doesn't completely power all the way down immediately, makes an audible click when it does. Could be something similar going on with your telly.
#22
Easier just to flip the fuse box to 'off' when leaving the house. Mine is located in the hall next to the front door!
#23
yeah lucky you dont have a freezer
#24
tfish
yeah lucky you dont have a freezer

or fridge, or answerphone or burglar alarm, etc. etc.
#25
those of you with tellies using upto 20W on standby - do you have freeview built in? I read something about the energy star compliance being an issue with tellies having freeview as they need a fair bit of power to receive the tv listings (which they continue doing even in standby)
#26
Cheaper to just press the OFF button.
#27
Nookster
Power button on the TV set? I've never seen a TV that you can't turn off via the sets power button.

Standby power usage should be in the manual if you don't want to go as far as actually testing it (wouldn't blame you either!).

My Sony's down as less than half a watt in standby, for what it's worth.


It has a power button but it just puts the TV in standby, like when you press the off button on your remote. Then, when you want to turn it back on you don't have to press the power button on the TV, you can just press any button on the remote.

I found this info on my TV:
Plasma: (Samsung PS42Q97HDX)
In-Use: 360W. Standby: 1W. 339.01kg CO2
(CO2 figures are based on 6 hours viewing per day, 365 days a year)


I guess the 1w ain't so bad, eh?
#28
Does any one know if you can plug more than 1 device into it, eg TV and Wii (also standby only) via a multi?
#29
BorisTheSpider;5665719
The only downside is needing to turn power back on using the energenie button...........which makes the product half pointless when we can switch things on and off at the wall ourselves


One of those remote control power switches would seem to me like a better solution that this for that you, although they also use a tiny amount of power themselves.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jMtSwTUVL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
#30
Interesting product, I expect even more savings could be had by turning things off yourself rather than buying something to do it for you, although we all know that we don't turn things off when we should.

Will look into this a bit more I think.

Thanks for posting.
#31
20w for TV in standby is very high? my 42 lcd is 2w and its 2 years old think newer ones are even lower but handy for Sky or virgin cable boxes as they use quite a lot on standby great find though
#32
my 4 year old 32" lcd uses about 7watt in standby (I think) it costs about £9 a year! I've been running about the house with my power monitor, its amazing how much power some things use!

I use to leave my computer on 24/7 until I realised it uses ~100watt whilst idle which is about £130 a year! Instead I put it into hibernate mode now.

On some of the more power hungry appliances like AC, I keep log of how much it uses and everytime it gets to £5 I put that ammount aside, that way when the bill comes it doesn't seem so daunting =]

I think everyone should have a couple of energy monitors they make it so much easier to want to save power once you know how much money you could save :)
#33
very green and saves u cash!
#34
nazpaz
very green and saves u cash!


These come build in to all houses, if you follow the lead to the wall there is something called a plug & a switch. If you switch it too off it will save money & the world!!!! How fat & lazy do you have to be to bother buying this!!!!

It's cold as ice
#35
Rosco_2009
These come build in to all houses, if you follow the lead to the wall there is something called a plug & a switch. If you switch it too off it will save money & the world!!!! How fat & lazy do you have to be to bother buying this!!!!

It's cold as ice


Most people don't bother, paying a fiver for a machine to do it for you isn't such a bad idea.
#36
Rosco_2009
These come build in to all houses, if you follow the lead to the wall there is something called a plug & a switch. If you switch it too off it will save money & the world!!!! How fat & lazy do you have to be to bother buying this!!!!

It's cold as ice


My TV is in an alcove so I can’t get to the wall switch behind it:whistling: But then I use a remote controlled socket to switch it off completely:w00t: So yer I am VERY lazy:-D
#37
For most applications, this would take a while to pay for itself... :whistling:
#38
I have a 40" Samsung LCD which the manufacturer claims uses less than <0.7W in standby, but if I check it with a plug in power meter, that says it is using 20W.
I haven't tried leaving it for a while to see if it reduces further but now I can't find the meter thing!
#39
Maybe 20W is the lowest these things can read, have you tried it on something very low powered?
#40
Also, some TVs have different stand-by states. My last flatmate's Sony left the stupid, bright-white Sony badge glowing in stand-by state by default.

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