Smart Strip SCG4 Energy Saving Power Strip with Autoswitching Technology and Fax/Modem Surge Protection
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- Superior EMI/RFI filtering
- Up to 40-decibel line noise reduction
- 48,000-amp, three-way protection
- Four-way wall mountable
- 1,225 joules of three-way protection
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It's not sensitive enough to work with a low wattage tuner that draws about 15 watts when on and 2 watts when off. Can be set to turn on the controlled outlets, but will not turn them off. If sensitivity is adjusted to turn them off, it will not turn them back on.
As of 2012, all of these went bad on me. They started "humming" which isn't a good thing for electricity. However, I do think they paid for themselves with the amount of electricity I saved. I have bought similar APC products since and have been happy with their performance so far.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have the SCG4 Rev A model and paid quite a lot for it several years ago. I remember having problems with it, so I put it away. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
used one of this smart power strip. really helpful when you're not at home and want to switch on your electronic devices.Published 14 months ago by 21stlight
Save power by killing the phantoms that you dont see,
Nice adjustable threshold on the master device
I'm using this in a MAME arcade box. Works great for turning off the TV and light, when you power down the computer. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Brandon S McDaniel
I never got this thing to work. Nothing except very old electronics ever drew enough power to turn this on. Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by Jeff Rupert