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Plug your computer into the master socket and the other 7 sockets will power up when you turn your computer on and power down when the computer is off. Includes surge protection.
I saw on this on sale as a discontinued line at Tesco Whaley Bridge marked down from £19.97, previously it was £21.99. I don't know if this is available in other stores. Not available online. Interestingly the shelf label said it was not available until 24/04/2008 but I bought one today. More details here
http://www.oneclickpower.com/acatalog/
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#1
Good spot, just what im looking for. HOT if i can get one at this price
#2
Great for those people who always forget to turn their monitor/speakers off when they shut the PC down.
(mustbuy one for my parents).
#3
That's really cheap - if I can get one! I've got a smaller version of this and it's pretty good.
Nice one!
#4
at the risk of starting a mass debate, don't forget that pc's run at an average 12 watts even when switched off...

will add up over time - best way to save is to pull the plugs out the wall

:)
#5
Been looking at this type of thing for a while, but could not justify £20-£30

This is now affordable HOT HOT HOT GREEN HOT.

Note.

There is a different version of this for laptops (inc mini macs. small pc's) . televisions and PC's. Looked at the manufacturer web site.

Also ,1 issue I have is with my AV system and my TV and only 1 master socket how can I listen to a CD without turning the TV on?. I would like my sub woofer to come on when my amp comes on. Thought of putting a 2 way adapter on the master socket!

Any views.
#6
Daisy chaining of power adapters is something that some people frown upon, but as long as you don't exceed the combined maximum of 13A, you should be ok.

Are both versions (the Television and Desktop versions) on offer by the way please doberman?
#7
sossidge
at the risk of starting a mass debate, don't forget that pc's run at an average 12 watts even when switched off.


12Watts? Are you sure it's that high? Obviously they must be using some to support features like wakeup on lan but I'd have thought that wouldn't go higher than one watt.
#8
12 watts isnt high......i think your getting mixed up with amps!
#9
EndlessWaves
12Watts? Are you sure it's that high? Obviously they must be using some to support features like wakeup on lan but I'd have thought that wouldn't go higher than one watt.


yep, i've tested a couple of dozen as part of my work - just tried it with a six month old dell vostro 200 slim and it also reads 12w.

i think it's psychological; if there's an led standby button it doesn't surprise you to get a reading, but as pc's don't have one, you sort of think that off means off but my findings indicate otherwise...
#10
FatalSaviour
Are both versions (the Television and Desktop versions) on offer by the way please doberman?

There was a version for desktop computers and another for Audio/Visual applications side by side on the shelf. I wasn't interested in the other one and didn't pay it much attention, whilst I could only see one price ticket for £9.97 I couldn't be sure if this applied to both types.
#11
FatalSaviour

Are both versions (the Television and Desktop versions) on offer by the way please doberman?


I may be wrong but I believe the only difference between this and the Audio/visual version is this doesnt have arieal socket or an "always on" socket, they should effectively do the same thing if you arent worried about this.
The intelli panel I have works on both
#12
Pull the plug and the non-rechargeable clock battery starts to run down, especially on macs
#13
sossidge
yep, i've tested a couple of dozen as part of my work - just tried it with a six month old dell vostro 200 slim and it also reads 12w.

i think it's psychological; if there's an led standby button it doesn't surprise you to get a reading, but as pc's don't have one, you sort of think that off means off but my findings indicate otherwise...


I've often thought the same until i whipped the side of my pc off and found several nice bright LEDs on the motherboard to indicate various states of standby!
#14
sossidge
at the risk of starting a mass debate, don't forget that pc's run at an average 12 watts even when switched off...

will add up over time - best way to save is to pull the plugs out the wall

:)


Don't you mean when on standby.
#15
this is voted cold i checked the price in tesco weeks ago and it was this price so wheres the bargin
#16
hold on .. i'm a little confused.

Your PC socket controls all the other sockets. Doesn't that mean the PC socket is still always on?...

you only save power on other peripherals. But the way i read it, you still lose the '12W' ...
#17
Has it got insurance like this Belkin One that insures your equipment for £175,000 if it fails?
#18
Good I suppose if you have 1 PC with relevant attachments.

If you have 3 or 4 PCs with multiple monitors etc, switching the main PC off is probably not a good idea.

Voted hot anyway - could work well for majority of 'normal' users
#19
polly69
this is voted cold i checked the price in tesco weeks ago and it was this price so wheres the bargin


Cold because you already knew about it? I fail to see your logic, what about the rest of us?
#20
sossidge
at the risk of starting a mass debate, don't forget that pc's run at an average 12 watts even when switched off...

will add up over time - best way to save is to pull the plugs out the wall

:)
I have a similar setup - an Intelliplug controlling two trailing sockets. When I shut down the PC everything else (and I am talking about 15 3-pin plugs - speakers, external HDDs, powered USB hubs) shuts down. If you think I am crawling under my desk to unplug everything every night and and reversing the process every morning you're mad. Even if my PC uses 12w when its switched off but plugged in, then at least switching off everything else has reduced my overnight consumption to 12w from whatever the 16 appliances were using in standby (192w?). Voted hot and I'm off to see if I can find one in my local Tesco's for our kid's Xbox setup.
#21
k9plus1
hold on .. i'm a little confused.

Your PC socket controls all the other sockets. Doesn't that mean the PC socket is still always on?...

you only save power on other peripherals. But the way i read it, you still lose the '12W' ...

You are absolutely right k9plus1. I've just checked it with a power meter. My computer draws about 11 Watts when plugged in but turned off (ie.not just in sleep mode but shut down) Plugging the IntelliPlug into the power meter it reads 11/12 Watts with the computer plugged in but switched off. The specification for the IntelliPanel claims a standby power of approx. 0.4 Watts, but that can only be if you unplug the computer.
In view of this, even I vote this cold and I'm the OP . Mine's going back to the shop.
#22
These work well, I've got the 6 strip versions. Its not made clear that you have one master socket e.g the PC or TV that controls the rest and they drop to 0.4. The master device will still be on standby though at its normal standby rate. FYI some laptops don't work well with the strips, you can get more info at the website below :
http://www.oneclickpower.com/

Doberman, it your PC is drawing 11w on standby I'd suggest you have an inefficient PSU as most over a year are. You can get 80 plus ([url]www.80plus.org[/url]) PSU, these are 80% efficient, older PSU can be as low as only 40%. Antec Earthwatts (http://www.antec.com/uk/pro_p_EarthWatts.html) are quite good and would help bring your standby power down. My old PC went from 8 watts to 2 by changing the 350w PSU to one of these. I currently have a Season S12 380w PSU, again its 80 Plus and standby readings are about 1-2 watts. Also with a more efficient PSU when on my PC uses less power and in turn the PSU doesn't get as hot. My pc idles at desktop now at 40w instead of 60, peaks at 80, from 130+.

Voted hot but you have to be clear what it does and as I said they don't explain it very well imo
#23
Hi! I am from Whaley Bridge!
banned#24
omg, how picky do you want to be?

Its better than leaving your printer, monitor, speakers, router, external hard drive on because you forgot to switch off at the plug, or had to rush off?

Crikey.
#25
My PC's never power down though :)

Not even a reboot
#26
Just a word of warning that my PC for some reason couldn't switch this thing on or off so I had to get a refund. Maybe I had a duff one or my PC is not compatible.
#27
My old Dell 3000 desktop draws 2 watts on standby - just measured it with my plug-in energy meter.
#28
tesco's in coventry cross point are selling both sort's for £4.99
i got 1 last week :)
#29
vixygwim
I did notice however that there is what seems to be an identical clone of the Intelliplug just rebranded and a different colour. I think they are the ones being handed out as freebies to various people under various schemes. Anywho, they can be picked up for less than a fiver on fleabay :).

(just type powerdown into the search box on fleabay)

I've the wall adaptor style as rebranded and dished out by E-On (formerly Powergen) to "various people under various schemes", works very well, this is a good buy. From the source, OneClick, they're £33 inc delivery.

I should add this works on my system even if it's only asleep, it still turns the monitor, printer, router-modem and speakers off.
#30
Wasn't this on Dragons Den?
#31
missR1mini
tesco's in coventry cross point are selling both sort's for £4.99
i got 1 last week :)


Agreed. I bought 2 of the TV variety at £4.99 each from Tesco Dunstable last week.
#32
hopefully they have one of these in the **** tesco next to me. great idea
#33
Cant find in my local Tesco ,, Baldock Herts, have something similar at 25 quid still,
#34
Reduced in my local tesco to £15.97 from £19.97
#35
Fat Bird;1827792
Has it got insurance like this Belkin One that insures your equipment for £175,000 if it fails?

waste of money...surge protectors will NOT protect your equipment
#36
royals
waste of money...surge protectors will NOT protect your equipment


Care to elaborate on that? As someone who's lost a pc due to a lightning strike on a phone line I'd have to assume that a surge protector at the very least will have a cut out.
#37
Is it in the reduced section or the pc section ? I couldnt see any of these in the reduced section last time I was in...

I think this is hot as its an 8 way surge protection that shuts down a load of addons in the bargain. Using a remote plug and you can shut down a minimum of 8 devices (More if you daisy chain on extra splitter) In any event you are more likely to switch off 1 item as 8.

They probably wont have any in my local tesco but I will take a look I could do with a few of these.....

Of course a surge protector will protect your gear ! But so will modern circuit breakers / consumer units they are very sensitive......

The guy talking about pcs in standby is probably right; for many p.cs anyway. I was told recently that some tvs in standy can use 60% of the power of when they are switched on. Better to switch everything off at the plug socket and if you can get at them, wireless plug adapters...

With the costs of electricity things like this will easily pay for themselves in you are not careful about switching stuff off...
#38
Voted hot for the price on this one, not much more than a standard extension lead when a £5

Not an ideal solution but if your PC is drawing 12w then why not plug something else into the master socket that uses less when on standby, the monitor perhaps.

Ok you have to wait for the PC to shutdown properly before turning of the monitor,

I do that at the moment with my Belkin monitor stand that has 5 switched sockets and a master to control the lot, sockets are at the back with a 6 way off each of them to controll batches of units, the switches are at the front.

It was a Surgemaster F5C100u looks like they may no longer do them,
banned#39
Would be useful if I Ever turned my PC off. Haven't shut it down for about 4-5 months now :)

It does go to sleep occasionally.
#40
Unable to find this on the Tesco' site or their tesco Direct site - is it still available in store?

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