EON PowerDown Smart Plug £1.00 @ Homebase instore
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EON PowerDown Smart Plug £1.00 @ Homebase instore

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Found 15th Feb 2013
saw these behind today in the harlow store. bargain at £1 each. id love to tell you in my own words how it works, but i have no idea so ive pasted in the blurb from there website below.

Eliminating standby use in our homes is not always easy. That little red light on your television and home entertainment additions such as surround sound amplifiers, DVD Players and games consoles are needlessly costing you money every hour.

Our TV PowerDown automatically switches these TV peripherals on and off when you turn your TV on and off. It learns to recognise the signal from your television remote control. This enables it to activate your television automatically into standby mode whenever you are ready to use it. And when you have finished using your television you switch it off in the normal way using your remote control and the TV PowerDown does the rest!

Key Features:
- Auto-calibration system will only switch your boxes on/off when appropriate. At the right time, every time.
- TV PowerDown uses approximately 0.5 watts.
- Total Maximum Power 13 amps.
- Built in surge protection
- Permanent On Socket - The dedicated socket is designed specifically for any box that requires permanent power such as Sky.
- Saves an average 11 watts per hour depending on the number of connected boxes. This product can pay for itself in less than two years of use.
- This product is designed for TV use. Please see our desktop or laptop versions for use with computers.

Dimensions: 112mm x 112mm x 88mm
Weight: 358grams
Power Rating: 13amps
Model No: EONTVA106
Warranty: Warranted for 1 year against faulty workmanship. Your statutory rights are not affected

15 Comments

"This product can pay for itself in less than two years of use." - one assumes that is on the basis of some previous price, right?

Got a few of these free from eon a few years back. They work really well.

Banned

Where is the exact link?

The work well so long as the master device doesn't have a power hungry standby mode, e.g. a high end PC workstation, I found this would never detect my desktop being powered off, because it would keep too many devices powered up for things like wake up on usb and lan. It's supposed to auto calibrate, but from experience that doesn't work in all cases.

When it works, it works really well, my PC one went on to some other job where it works admirably well. Though you do have to be careful, because there are a lot of devices that don't have a power hungry standby, in which case you're using 0.5W to potentially stop 0.5W or less. I'm thinking devices from the likes of Philips I've found typically way ahead of the game for low power standby modes.

If you really want to save money, invest in a power meter from Maplin, then go around and scare yourself at the power consumption of some devices in standby, e.g. my Pure DAB radio uses 9W in standby, 10W when on.

mike

I got one of these for free.

It nearly broke my tv. When I was using it and shortly after using it my tv would not turn about 20% of the time.

I had to switch the button on the tv off and leave it for a minute before turning it back on.

I have not used it for about two years and my tv now turns on first time every time.

just spoke to my local store. the manager says they used to sell them but not anymore and told me to try the Eon website

When the similar type of adapter from Poundworld is posted in here, people say they are a risk cause they slowly slip out of the socket over time. No comments on this one that is the same principle.

mbuckhurst

The work well so long as the master device doesn't have a power hungry … The work well so long as the master device doesn't have a power hungry standby mode, e.g. a high end PC workstation, I found this would never detect my desktop being powered off, because it would keep too many devices powered up for things like wake up on usb and lan...


...This product is designed for TV use. Please see our desktop or laptop versions for use with computers...

DAMNOME

Got a few of these free from eon a few years back. They work really well.


Have yours paid for themselves?

I have one I bought about a year ago (following a deal on here) and it works OK. Takes a few presses to turn the TV back on but maybe that's just my TV (an M&S one, also from a deal on here!). However unless you have a very old TV the claimed "average 11 watts per hour" saving is likely to be fantasy. Modern TVs can use under one watt on standby; it's possible you may use more electricity with this device than without.

u0421793

Have yours paid for themselves?



Is that a serious question

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DAMNOME

Is that a serious question



is this a serious question?

have on for my pc - one advantage is they can turn peripherals ( printer, router , speaker) off at the same time !
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