Bye Bye Standby Energy Saving Starter Kit - Was £19.97 Now £9.99 @ tesco direct
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Bye Bye Standby Energy Saving Starter Kit - Was £19.97 Now £9.99 @ tesco direct

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Found 30th Aug 2008Made hot 30th Aug 2008
Add a cheap sim for free delivery. Also 3% cashback through quidco.

This Bye Bye Standby Energy Saving Starter Kit features 3 x 1000w smart plug plus remote control. This starter kit enables you to cut any appliance in standby mode at the touch of a button and is also convenient for fire prevention.

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mischievous thought: I wonder how much power each of these units consumes? Hopefully it's less than the standby power they claim to do away with. Anyone know?

P+P Anyone:whistling::p

pete_l;2858173

mischievous thought: I wonder how much power each of these units … mischievous thought: I wonder how much power each of these units consumes? Hopefully it's less than the standby power they claim to do away with. Anyone know?



Q: There is a little light on the socket even when the appliances are fully switched off, does this energy consumption not eradicate any benefit of using Bye Bye Standby?
A: There is negligible energy draw on the Bye Bye Standby socket. However as the Bye Bye Standby socket consumes a minimal amount of energy continuously it is recommended that it be used in conjunction with a 4-way or 6-way extension plug to control up to 6 appliances. Bearing in mind 71% of the UK population leave appliances in standby mode anyway*, Bye Bye Standby is likely to have a positive effect in reducing carbon emissions. The standby power consumption of our products is the lowest in the market so far.


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These units are great. Bought three of these packs when they were reduced to £15 in comet, well worth £10, even if it's just for the ease of use to turn things off! I have the living room on switch 1, bedroom on 2, dining room on 3. Plenty more space for other rooms, so will probably have to get some more at this price!

"...Add a cheap sim for free delivery...."



How does this work?

Every single time I've tried to do this it whacks the delivery on, I don't know how some people can do this to get the free del? I've tried adding all different sim packs (not all at the same time of course) and it doesn't take away the delivery charge (of ~£5).

Anyone care to help? Would be appreciated!

joeb;2858504

How does this work?Every single time I've tried to do this it whacks the … How does this work?Every single time I've tried to do this it whacks the delivery on, I don't know how some people can do this to get the free del? I've tried adding all different sim packs (not all at the same time of course) and it doesn't take away the delivery charge (of ~£5).Anyone care to help? Would be appreciated!



I just did this myself, it did work, I added the tesco sim (although others are a few p less) However it doesn't show the discount as being applied until you get to the very last page, where you type in your card details. I wasn't sure it had worked either but just keep clicking confirm.

emmiemac;2858526

I just did this myself, it did work, I added the tesco sim (although … I just did this myself, it did work, I added the tesco sim (although others are a few p less) However it doesn't show the discount as being applied until you get to the very last page, where you type in your card details. I wasn't sure it had worked either but just keep clicking confirm.



Ok will give it another go -- wasn't doubting you was more asking how cheers hopefully it'll work!

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Question:

Our TV, consoles, sky box and DVD player are plugged into one of those 4-socket extension thingies. Is it safe to plug one of these into the wall and run the extension from it or is it for single appliances only?

joeb;2858601

Ok will give it another go -- wasn't doubting you was more asking how Ok will give it another go -- wasn't doubting you was more asking how cheers hopefully it'll work!



Sorry joeb, re-read my post and it sounded a bit snappy, didn't mean it to sound like that at all!

DanJackson;2858648

Question:Our TV, consoles, sky box and DVD player are plugged into one of … Question:Our TV, consoles, sky box and DVD player are plugged into one of those 4-socket extension thingies. Is it safe to plug one of these into the wall and run the extension from it or is it for single appliances only?



Rated at 1000w so they'll be fine.

New to this site great find was just wondering how close do you have to be for the remote to work.

The free sim thing works - so delivery costs £2 odd (price of the SIM) but last time they sent the sim card separately with a courer so I felt really guilty!

Was looking to buy something like this, thanks for posting the deal!

Will these allow you to turn things off and on with the remote?

Say if i had a lamp plugged into one will they allow me to switch it on and off:?


Thanks

i know you can get a intelli thingy where u turn of one device and other devices go into standby shutdown, why wouldnt you get one with 1 port? eg turn off the microwave and the device automatically shuts down standby

How many days / months / years before the money saved on electricity overtakes what you spend on buying these?

How many days / months / years before the energy saved counteracts the energy and natural resources used to manufacture these and deliver them from the factory to your house?

More hippie hype as far as I'm concerned.

I take it these work from radio waves? not infared?
Would this work through a door turning off the device in that room?

I have a daughter that eventually sleeps when the telly is on in her room, rather than walk in it would be nice to shut it down external from the bedroom?

Not sure how effective these devices are but it seems cheap

en.wikipedia.org/wik…wer

"Although the power needed for functions like displays, indicators, and remote control functions is relatively small, the fact that the devices are continuously plugged in, and the number of such devices in the average household means that the energy usage can reach up to 22 percent of all appliance consumption, and around 10 percent of total residential consumption."

you can turn individual or grouped appliances on or off at the push of a … you can turn individual or grouped appliances on or off at the push of a button (up to 30 metres away). It will even work through walls and ceilings!

Am I the only one with an on/off switch on my plug sockets?

Scissorhands;2860148

Am I the only one with an on/off switch on my plug sockets?



just what i was thinking, don't see how this helps apart from those with mobility problems

Yes but when they are behind the TV out of reach, or behind the sofa it can be awkward tunring them off.

sedj;2859833

I take it these work from radio waves? not infared?Would this work … I take it these work from radio waves? not infared?Would this work through a door turning off the device in that room?I have a daughter that eventually sleeps when the telly is on in her room, rather than walk in it would be nice to shut it down external from the bedroom?Not sure how effective these devices are but it seems cheap



Yes will work through walls, not infrared. I have these at parents are pretty good although I found the range on my Aldi ones were better. Do the job nonetheless.

Only downside of these is no switch on receiver end so you have to use the remote. So dont misplace the remote!!! My aldi ones have a switch on the receiver end and the light on receiver goes off when you switch it off also. Going for another one of these just for the extra remote for upstairs.

I have 5 of these running at the moment, different make. They have made a big difference to our power consumption as the consoles and amps etc in our av cupboard we couldnt get too can now be powered down.

No joke based on our quarterly bills the plugs have taken around £150 off our annual electricity bill. We monitored it closely and they really have made that much difference projected over a year we believe.

We did use to leave pcs and a large amount of av equipment in standby due to the fact the plugs were not accessable. Looking at friends av / pc setups we are not alone in this. Still I can confirm these can make considerable energy savings for those that leave a fair amount of appliances in stnadby.

Well £12.36 delivered with Virgin sim pack. Which will be going back.

Double points code works too TDXR-AGMC.

Dont forget you can choose [SIZE="5"][COLOR="Red"]premium delivery service [/COLOR][/SIZE]once a sim has been added to your order.

mikeyp;2860498

Well £12.36 delivered with Virgin sim pack. Which will be going … Well £12.36 delivered with Virgin sim pack. Which will be going back.Double points code works too TDXR-AGMC.



Neither of the codes work for me.:oops:

Still, great deal - I ordered one of these from Amazon for £17.99 just the other day - does anyone know if Amazon refund the difference on things like this?

Can anyone answer my issues above?

sedj;2859833

I take it these work from radio waves? not infared?Would this work … I take it these work from radio waves? not infared?Would this work through a door turning off the device in that room?I have a daughter that eventually sleeps when the telly is on in her room, rather than walk in it would be nice to shut it down external from the bedroom?Not sure how effective these devices are but it seems cheap



lol same here - am buying my set just for that! :roll:

abacus;2861270

Dont forget you can choose [SIZE="5"][COLOR="Red"]premium delivery … Dont forget you can choose [SIZE="5"][COLOR="Red"]premium delivery service [/COLOR][/SIZE]once a sim has been added to your order.



Didn't think to try this - works

cuffy

moob;2861274

Neither of the codes work for me.:oops:Still, great deal - I ordered one … Neither of the codes work for me.:oops:Still, great deal - I ordered one of these from Amazon for £17.99 just the other day - does anyone know if Amazon refund the difference on things like this?



Only if the price drops @ Amazon within 30 days They don't price match other sites. You can return item's within 7 working days for a full refund, then order from Tesco's at the cheaper price.

Geemac;2861887

Only if the price drops @ Amazon within 30 days They don't price match … Only if the price drops @ Amazon within 30 days They don't price match other sites



Thanks.:thumbsup:

Great price, couldn't see how the premium delivery works as it was greyed out? Not a problem though. Oh and 3% Quidco (pennies but it all adds up)

Thanks!

These are brilliant for the kids, mine have the tv dvd, games consoles all together, it hits bed time and there is no more of me yelling bedtime kids (usually about 3 times before they pay attention)

Now i just press the buttons and hear a chorus of Maaaaaam, lol

These are great for lazy people, like me, no getting up to run round turning everything off...just press the button

looks good

Handy for my TV (no access) and lamps (again no access)
ordered (with sim) Thanks

In answer to some of the Q's so far. these are great to use with extension leads, and actually what the manufacturer recommends.

As for savings, they save a fortune if you have the right things plugged into them. Make sure sky is on it, as well as your TV. I also make sure in my house that the charging stations from all my dect phones are in. They charge enough in the day and don't need to be on all night. I have 20 of these running through the house off of one remote and where I am in the house, it turns the lot off (when I press the respective button of course!).

Saves about £200 per annum, but I have more running now and the savings could be more. It's more money saving than hippy hype. I personally try more to save money than I do the environment!!

Out of stock!! Oh dearrrr

I was going to buy this...

Out os stock eor not these are worthe getting> i paid £25 for 5 of them running off a single remote on ebay you can get them cheap everywhere.

In the times today they were saying with the increases in power prices 1 power hungry item (tv etc) left in standy all year = £10 minimum. Sounds about right. I closely looked at our power consumption BEFORE recent increase and the minimum saving with these if used regularaly was at least £150., That is the minimum based on our power bill of around £500 before the price increases.

With the increases the annual saving is likely to be over £200 a year. If you are willing to use them and you dont switch off items that are hard to ge at the plugs these can save you a fair amount of money !
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