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Smart Strip LCG5 Energy Saving Power Strip with Auto-Switching Technology and Modem/Coaxial Surge Protection

3.8 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews

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  • Superior EMI/RFI filtering
  • Up to 60-db line noise reduction
  • 84,000-amp, three-way protection
  • 4-way wall mountable
  • 1950-joule three-way protection
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Smart Strip
  • Model Number: LCG5
  • Item Height: 2.3 inches
  • Item Length: 15.5 inches
  • Item Width: 6.7 inches
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Product Description

Product Description

10 outlets feature 1 "control" outlet 6 outlets that are switched on or off by the control outlet and 3 "constant hot" outlets1950 joules of surge protection Provides 4-way 6000V and 82500A protection Offers up to 30dB line noise reduction and superior EMI/RFI filtering 6' cord


With patented auto-switching technology that saves you money on electrical bills, the Smart Strip LCG5 Energy Saving Power Strip features 10 outlets that work in sync to efficiently power your electrical devices. Ideal for coaxial and phone lines, computer systems and home entertainment centers, this unique energy-saving power strip automatically switches devices on and off and uses less than one watt of power when fully energized. And with premium EMF/RFI filtering and 1950-joule protection to defend devices against surges, this strip keeps your valuable electronic equipment fully protected.

The Smart Strip LCG5
Energy Saving Power Strip:
  • Provides a safe, uninterrupted power supply
  • Provides modem/coaxial surge protection
  • Auto-switches devices on and off to save energy
  • Uses less than one watt of power when fully energized
  • Offers an EMI/RFI filter and 15 AMP circuit breaker
  • Delivers 1950-joule and 84,000 AMP protection

Ten outlets work in sync to power and protect your electrical devices. View larger.
Protection and Power-Efficiency Save You Money and Worry
You don't want your power strip to eat up power, but you also want assurance that your equipment is safe from harsh power surges. Ideal for coaxial and phone lines as well as computer systems and home entertainment centers, the Smart Strip LCG5 employs a proprietary auto-switching technology that automatically shuts down devices that are not in use, saving you money and reducing your overall energy usage.

The Smart Strip has 10 clearly marked outlets that you plug your computer or home entertainment center peripherals into. When you power down computer or stereo, the Smart Strip automatically shuts down the power to your computer's and entertainment's center peripherals. This unique feature not only saves you money and helps the environment, it also makes shutting down your systems fast and easy. The remaining four outlets include three constantly hot outlets, marked in red, and the master outlet that controls the six switched outlets, marked in blue.

Unlike most power strips, the Smart Strip itself uses very little energy. It uses one watt of power when fully engaged and less than 1/4 of a watt when the automatically switched outlets are off.

Advanced Surge Protection with Superior EMI/RFI Filter
Power strips without EMI/RFI (Electromagnetic Interference/Radio Frequency Interference) run the risk of allowing waves from one electronic device to cause malfunctions or interference in another. The Smart Strip LCG5 protects you from this risk with its advanced EMI/RFI filter, backed up by a 15 AMP circuit breaker and two frequency-sensitive RC filters that eliminate false switching. Plus, a passive current sensor ensures an ultra-safe, ultra-clean switching off and on of your peripherals, giving you added peace of mind that your valuable electronics will remain safe.

The possible hazards of power surges are further prevented with 1950-joule surge protection and 84,000 AMP protection, both of which employ a three-way design to give you the ultimate protection for your valuable equipment.

Designed for Convenience and Ease of Use
The Smart Strip LCG5's widely spaced, clearly marked outlets give you the space and ease to connect all necessary equipment. The four-way wall mountable design, 45-degree space-saver plug, and heavy-duty six-foot power cord offer the versatility to place the power strip wherever it is most convenient, so it never gets in the way of your footpath or your home décor. A lighted power switch keeps the strip visible, so you're never left fumbling in the dark.The Smart Strip LCG5 is backed by a full two-year warranty for defects and includes a lifetime $30,000 connected equipment warranty.

What's in the Box
Smart Strip LCG5 Energy Saving Power Strip with Autoswitching Technology and Modem/Coaxial Surge Protection

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 6.7 x 2.3 inches ; 2.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000L9635G
  • Item model number: LCG5
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 29, 2009

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

If you want something to help you save a few buck on your energy bill while also prolonging the life of Equipment, this is the tool for you.

I had an idea what this SmartStrip could do but i really wanted to see it for myself. This guy is as simple as it sounds and just as convient.

You have 1 outlet that you plug your switching device in. The switching device is the device that when you turn on or off turns everything else on or off. You also have 2 Always ON outlets (for DVR boxes or Broadband Modem, etc). And 4 "Controlled" outlets, 1 of which is an extra wide one. Now, the 1 outlet for the switching device is an Always ON outlet.

There is a little knob on the side for helping you tweek the switching setting that power off everything else when you put the main device into a low power state or off. Because some things draw power even when turned off so you may need to tweek it.

I bought this to try it out at work. If you want something to definitely help at home or at the office, this is perfect. At work, i had my Laptop at the switching port. I plugged the Monitor, the Speakers, the Desk Lamp, my cell chargers, any and all accessories into the controlled ports. I tweeked the knob on the side so that when I put my laptop into Standby, that it will also shut off everything else as well. To tweek it, you must put the computer into Standby mode and adjusted the knob until all the devices turn off.

This is great because the moment i shutdown the computer at night, it turns everything off and i don't have to forget about turning anything off. All that littles of electricity its saving is great.

You could easily use it at home.
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I bought this for use on my computer. It worked as promised. I did have to adjust the sensitivity dial on the strip to get it to shut down when putting my system into standby, but worked fine after that.
A couple of items to note:
-I couldn't plug my cable modem into one of the switched outlets without getting an error every time the system started back up.
-The phone cord that comes with the unit is only a two lead wire, so don't use it if you're running multiple phone lines out of one jack.
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I plugged in the first one that was shipped to me only to hear a high frequency noise. I checked the manufacturers website and found out that the noise was due to a displaced filter that occasionally occurs during shipment. I returned the unit to Amazon, who promptly sent me a new one.

The second unit worked as advertised. I thought that this would be a great way to turn off those energy drainers from my home theater setup. Unfortunately, I found out that many of the devices that I have require a trickle charge to maintain settings. When the devices were turned off, the clocks needed reset, the TV lost the channel settings, the media player required to scan the hard drive, etc, etc.

I think the product does well for what it says to do. I do think that I fell into the trap of "save more money by reducing energy sucking appliances" mantra. The amount of energy saved could not compare to the cost and frustrations associated with this device. Furthermore, I would expect that a device that costs this much would not have filters so easily displaced during shipment. Poor quality control?

It does what is says it does, but I would re-evaluate if the cost savings really match the price, in which my wouldn't.
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By Kenlu on September 30, 2011
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After seeing the Smart Strip on the Oprah show I thought it was a good way to be green and protect my home theater system . I bought several strips from Amazon.com While Sitting in our family room with our home theater system off,but fully connected to the Smart Strip. A storm came through,a nearby lightning strike and there was a pop in our receiver. Our circuit breaker was blown and the receiver was blown. I spoke with Joe Coons from Blitz LTD (Blitz Ltd owns the company of the Smart Strip)and was told to send the receiver out for a repair estimate and he would be put in a claim for me with the company. The repair company stated the damage to the receiver was due to a power surge, and Blitz Ltd denied the claim saying they had NO PROOF the receiver was connected to the strip. If they paid claims related to power surges like mine they would be out of business. Meanwhile their packaging states clearly $30,000. connected equipment warranty protection.
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I bought a couple of Smart Strips and a Kill-A-Watt about a month ago. This is such a great idea -- we talk about how much energy is wasted by wall-warts and devices in standby mode, but it's not at all realistic to say you'll unplug every device every time you're done with it. I, for one, am always in a hurry and have to stand on my head to reach my inconveniently-placed outlets, so my wall-warts stay plugged in.

After some thought about where I have clusters of related electronics, I installed one strip in the TV area and one at the computer. The TV one has worked great -- not only are several DC converters turned off anytime the TV is off, but I also get better network security by making sure that my XBox and its router are off the Internet when I'm not actively using them.

However -- and here's why it gets four stars rather than five -- the unit hums audibly. That's fine in the living room, which remains unoccupied unless the TV is on, but it's unacceptable in my bedroom where the computer lives. I had to change back to a regular power strip on the computer, which is a shame since the savings from automatically turning off the monitor and speakers would have been significant.
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