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Free energy saving plug (rrp £1.005) with the news of the world 7th March

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As title sais, you have to buy the paper and fill in a coupon to get a free energy saving plug (rrp £15) this Sunday 7th March. Not sure if they are available at every supermarket to collect but kn… Read More
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As title sais, you have to buy the paper and fill in a coupon to get a free energy saving plug (rrp £15) this Sunday 7th March.

Not sure if they are available at every supermarket to collect but know they will definitely be available at Sainsburys but imagine they will go quick.

Similar to this product listed and i have got one from Homebase before and there brilliant, when you put your TV on standby it automatically puts your dvd and sky etc on standby aswell.
Not bad for the price of a papaer.
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#2
cool, i am after one of these... reminder set.
#3
Do these plugs come on when you press the power button on your TV remote as well as swtich off? If so i definatly want one.

Heat added for post as its a freebie (well almost) :D
#4
anyone know if the sky socket works with virgin?
#5
"not recommended for use in conjunction with Sky+ or Sky HD when using the timer record function."
#6
t121anf
anyone know if the sky socket works with virgin?


Yeah sorry just meant it works with sky, its not actually a sky plug or anything, it controls dvd players, video, and free view, virgin sky etc
#7
robsprocket
"not recommended for use in conjunction with Sky+ or Sky HD when using the timer record function."


I said its 'like' this one, so dont go by all it sais on the link as gospel, it was just a sort of example the info we had down form head office is it works with dvd players, videos, sky boxes etc and the one i got from homebase works fine with it.

Anyway its only the price of a paper!! :-D
#8
Is this for TV or PC?
#9
robot1000
Is this for TV or PC?


It's a plug.
1 Like #10
People, come on. Use your common sense. It's just a plug that will auto shut down, after a time period. If no current is being required, and is idle. Hence why sky +, which records via a timing, would power down, and you wouldnt record the program you set it up to record.
I think It would be ok for anything none time based thou.
1 Like #11
If it's like I imagine (theres a few different types.. but the cheaper ones work like this) the reason they dont work with sky is because there is only the one always on Socket which the TV would be in.

How it works is you plug your TV into the top of it (the sensing socket - which detects the increase in current when the TV comes on and switches the switched sockets on) - this socket is always on so the TV will be in standby even with this device unless you press the button on the tv to turn it off.

When you power on the TV (or come out of standby) it notices the increased load on the sensing socket and turns on the two side switched sockets.. where the peripherals are connected.. (you can use extensions off there too)

Sky probably doesnt have a big enough current draw difference to trip the switching socket.. and if it did it would bring everything on whenever it started recording, which is why its best to use the tv as the switching device.

The best thing to do is have this plugged into the wall.. with the tv, dvd, amp, speakers and what have you... and hook sky up to the second socket in the wall directly so it can record.

It works with anythign as long as the current increase is big enough to allow it to determine if its on or off.. I use one with my PC and all my entertainment gear..

The slightly better ones (like the one linked) learn the IR command from your remote.. so when you turn off the TV.. everything is off including the TV.. and the socket draws only minimal power to power its IR eye.. which can be used to turn everything back on by using the TV remote.. Though I doubt this is that type for the price.
#12
Nellster
It's a plug.


leeparsons
People, come on. Use your common sense. It's just a plug that will auto shut down, after a time period. If no current is being required, and is idle. Hence why sky +, which records via a timing, would power down, and you wouldnt record the program you set it up to record.
I think It would be ok for anything none time based thou.


Of course it's a plug, but there are some difference types of products like:

Computer- https://www.eonshop.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductCode=PDOWNPACKB&Category=AroundYourHome

TV - https://www.eonshop.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductCode=1100017&Category=AroundYourHome

Notice that the TV one has a IR Sensor that switches power back to the TV when the IR detects the remote control power option

Hence the reason for my original question
#13
But i thought even on stand by your tv etc still uses loads of electric?
#14
this is a good deal but it'll be the same story as the energy saving light bulbs in a couple of months, ie. 5 for 30p or free with a bag of carrots etc.
#15
sambartle_theone
If it's like the one shown on that link the reason they dont work with sky is because there is only the one always on Socket which the TV would be in.

How it works is you plug your TV into the top of it (the sensing socket - which detects the increase in current when the TV comes on and switches the switched sockets on) - this socket is always on so the TV will be in standby even with this device unless you press the button on the tv to turn it off.


Nope, the one in the link has it's own remote control sensor which you program to work with your tv remotes on/off button, so when you put your tv into standby it is completely powered down after 30 seconds.
To turn your tv back on you then press your tv remote button once to turn the master socket on (tv into standby) and a second time to turn your tv on.

They do a Desktop version without the sensor which works like you said.
#16


I have both of these products. EON gave them away free last year. Both are great and work a treat. The PC one is the best as there are so many plug for printer/scanner/usb hub taking power when the PC was off. Now they all get turned off when the PC shuts down.
#17
Yeah Ive already changed what I wrote.. I didnt really look at the linked one i just glanced at it and assumed it was the cheaper type like this ones likely to be for free
#18
sambartle_theone

Sky probably doesnt have a big enough current draw difference to trip the switching socket..


Quite the opposite I'm afraid, it draws so much power that nothing else will switch off. My skybox draws 15 watts in standby, for example.
#19
Can't believe people are so lazy they'd rather spend £15 on a plug than lift their chubby little fingers and press the off button or standby button on the individual remotes!! :?
#20
Power to the chubby little fingers ;-)
#21
matjoliver
Can't believe people are so lazy they'd rather spend £15 on a plug than lift their chubby little fingers and press the off button or standby button on the individual remotes!! :?


You clearly don't understand what this does..:whistling:

Turning items to standby as you state still uses power, this item completely powers them down the same as pulling the plug.

Some wall sockets are hard to get at behind the tv etc...so people tend not to turn them off.

And it's free.
#22
Link not working?
#23
1616french
But i thought even on stand by your tv etc still uses loads of electric?


Probably depends on the model but my new Samsung LCD quotes <1W in standby.

In many ways the "don't leave things on standby as it destroys the planet" is a myth and has been a major own goal ... given the amount of coverage its got people think this on its own will solve "climate change" or whatever. so they don't need to do anything else. Remember hearing/reading someone talking about this saying that actually the most significant contribution people could make directly was to shower less often. Standing for 5mins in a shower that uses 10kW uses the same enery as leaving my TV on standby for over a month.
#24
You wonder of all a sudden this great interest in energy saving and Energy companies subsidising bulbs and other equipment. You would think they would want us to be as energy inefficient as possible so we use more and pay more.

Well the truth is that they want to hide the massive rises in energy costs mainly due to speculators cornering the market. If you use less energy but the annual cost is the same you won't realise as much.

The speculators move from market to market - it started off with the Tech Boom, then the Housing Boom and now look at the commodities boom.
#25
What annoys me about global warming is they keep going on about us keeping our tv's on standby then you have p[laces like Las vegas\Blackpool, New york and other places with lots of lights - even photo shoots for modelling\photography must use a fair amount of power, and one arm bandits\fun fairs - surely they could be more environmentally friendly...or bring in decent bus and train fares for people who live rural and have to travel 15-50 miles to buy anything other than groceries, not just for people travelling between big cities...I do most of my online cos its cheaper than the transport fares and the infrequency of bus routes in my area make gettig there and back with two little ones very difficult, and impossible to fit round the girls nursery during the week!

Anyway enough digressing, sounds like a good deal, especially if you cant easily access sockets!
#26
Every little bit helps.

Some TVs consume 20-30W on standby. Add on another 20W for your DVD player and Sky box and you could be up around 50W.
Switching those Off rather than to Stand-by would save...
0.05kW x say 20 hours per day x 365 days x 0.10 (pence per kWh) = £36 each year.

Even if you had to pay for the plug it would pay for itself in no time, then save you money.

But yes, best way to save leccy is shower less (if you have electric shower) or get rid of your old fridge.
I checked my fridge with one of those plug in meters and it was costing me a fortune to run...about £140 a year. New A+ rated one costs around £40 per year and has paid for itself arleady.
Even if you don't believe the global warming stuff, it's money in your pocket!
#27
Chuck U
Link not working?



There is no link in effect, its in the paper on Sunday (the link just automatically sets up to go to the News of the world website)
#28
matjoliver
Can't believe people are so lazy they'd rather spend £15 on a plug than lift their chubby little fingers and press the off button or standby button on the individual remotes!! :?


You dont have to spend £15, its in effect free, minus the cost of the paper!!
#29
I bought one of these types of plugs and used it with the TV and related appliances. After 2-3 weeks I took it out and put the old plug back in.

Every few days the DVD/Freeview combi box which was previously always on standby would start randomly changing its settings. Sometimes all the channels would be wiped out, sometimes the language would change, etc.

Powering electronic equipment off and on can sometimes cause weird things to happen, it's well known that a PC has a shorter lifespan if it's not left on all the time. Maybe it will be OK on your appliances but when you get one keep it in mind because you might end up having to replace equipment more quickly.
#30
neelpeel
Every little bit helps.
I checked my fridge with one of those plug in meters and it was costing me a fortune to run...about £140 a year. New A+ rated one costs around £40 per year and has paid for itself arleady.
Even if you don't believe the global warming stuff, it's money in your pocket!


I bought a new A+ rated fridge/freezer (Beko frost free) to replace a 10 year old fridge and seperate freezer because of the power being used. On checking the power consumption for a couple of month found that the new appliance was using almost as much power as the both of the 2 put together, so new doesn't save on power consumption.

The sockets mentioned are a good idea. I recently bought a 6 way extension lead which can completely powered off by turning off the TV using it remote control. Very handy, as mentioned, for switching thing off when you cant get to the normal socket.
#31
Also free from British Gas without the need to buy a paper
#32
verbnoun
I bought one of these types of plugs and used it with the TV and related appliances. After 2-3 weeks I took it out and put the old plug back in.

Every few days the DVD/Freeview combi box which was previously always on standby would start randomly changing its settings. Sometimes all the channels would be wiped out, sometimes the language would change, etc.

Powering electronic equipment off and on can sometimes cause weird things to happen, it's well known that a PC has a shorter lifespan if it's not left on all the time. Maybe it will be OK on your appliances but when you get one keep it in mind because you might end up having to replace equipment more quickly.


Was it a multi-region one then?:?
#33
erm... am i being dumb by just suggesting you switch off your tv at the socket switch? or am i missing something here? in fact i may just add it to hukd: "free... finger. reduces your electricity bills... needs no batteries, just inclination." just a thought... :-)
#34
As much as I resent the News of the World, for £1 this is well worth it!
#35
I am in a rental which has a disabled shower but no bath - if you know of any enviromentally driven plumbers who can fit the bath I bought for me and my two daughters off ebay let me know as would rather they had baths than showers, and so would they! especially as our has the water force similar to a caravan shower! LOL! But yeah i know every bit helps, just annoys me that places like Vegas and places that have lots of light dont take the lead on something like this...maybe they do but havent heard about it...and best we do is to only have 1 tv on in house...am sure that will change as they get older or i get fed up watching cbbc - hence why I need sky+ on, for taping stuff i want to watch, or pausing tv for kids - cant believe how often kids need the toilet, or how often they can watch reruns - BBC must have been desiged with young kids in mind!
#36
Funny how we've almost gone full circle on this. I remember when tellies and computers had a proper Mains on/off switch so you could isolate them from the mains. No standby current, no nothing when switched off. Now we're absolutely showered in devices that do not switch off properly from Hi-Fi's to Computers. Don't even get me started on ac adapters (like Nokia phone ones)! Take your average kitchen, how many clocks are on all the time (eg microwave oven - is there any place to power off the microwave, like a mains on /off switch at the back - NO!). So we all now need some kind of smart plugs to power everything off when we don't use them.

Soon the house will be like a hotel room with a master on/off by the front door to save us power.:cry::cry::cry:
#37
I have one of the standby saver that was on dragons den for the TV and Xbox, when i turn the telly off from the telly remote it switches everything off thats plugged in. It's really hard to get behind my telly to flick things off at the wall, so this works really well for us.
#38
Sorry to be an*l but.......

'Definitely' is definitely spelt 'definitely'. If you want to remember then look for the word 'FINITE' in the middle.

I know, I know let the scorn descend upon me!!!!!
#39
These things are a curse, they are essentially bringing back the old three in one plugs that have kind of disappeared. These old style plugs are notorious hanging out of sockets loosely, causing electrical fires, as any fireman will tell you.
You might feel you are saving money and the environment, but trust me, the amount of carbon given off by your house burning to the ground is much greater then anything you will save with these things.
#40
BootedTim;8010159
Sorry to be an*l but.......
'Definitely' is definitely spelt 'definitely'. If you want to remember then look for the word 'FINITE' in the middle.
I know, I know let the scorn descend upon me!!!!!
I feel your pain, but I'm not here to rain scorn upon your obsession with correct spelling.
No, I'm here to tell you that if you refer to something mentioned earlier in the thread, then at least have the decency to hit the quote button so that we can easily and quickly see what you're referring to!

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