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TrickleStar 170UN-US-W TV TrickleSaver


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  • Stops vampire energy consumed by TV peripherals
  • Stop vampire/standby power
  • Works with existing power-strips
  • Adjustable switching threshold 10-200W
  • UL Approved
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: TrickleStar
  • Model: 170UN-US-W
  • Item Height: 0.78 inches
  • Item Length: 4 inches
  • Item Width: 2.17 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 2.2 x 0.8 inches ; 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003TK32QM
  • Item model number: 170UN-US-W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 30, 2009

Product Description

Stops vampire energy consumed by TV peripherals. The product works with existing powerstrips and switches off peripherals when a TV is shut down. When a TV is On the product will switch On all peripherals. Conversely when a TV is Off, the product will switch Off all peripherals. The product is easy to install and provides simple automation to reduce wasteful vampire energy consumption. The products includes a fully adjustable switching threshold providing full compatability with almost all CE devices. The product can be connected directly to equipment or connected to a standard electrical power-strip with a number of connected devices. Product includes rear mounting holes for wall, under desk mounting. The product is suitable for residential and workplace applications.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joel Kolstad VINE VOICE on March 12, 2011
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This devices work fine for me, but I wanted to post the current ratings: On the "master" outlet that detects your TV, computer, or whatever as being turned on... you're limited to 3A (~360W). On the "slave" outlet that's enabled when the "main" outlet's connected device is turned on, the rating it 10A (~1200W).

The slave output rating seems reasonable enough, but be careful with the master outlet: If you have a high-end computer, a big TV, or even a decently powerful stereo, you can readily exceed the 360W spec.
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I am using this to automatically switch my homemade bias lighting (LED strip lights mounted behind a 52" TV) on and off with the TV power.
I was able to fabricate a bracket out of some foam tape and leftover aluminium computer case plate to "hang" the controller from the TV's wallmount. I routed the TV and LED's power cables along the mounts arms to keep full extension, and plugged them in. The controller is attached to a short extension cord that runs to my power conditioner.

It turns on right away with the TV and (usually) stays triggered as it starts up and gets a signal. Depending on what the last video source was it will sometimes shut off the bias lights since the TV is not yet using enough power to convince it that it should be running, only to turn them back on when the signal locks on. This has net been enough of an annoyance to me to bother to adjust the threshold setting on the unit, which I have left at the default, and has never falsely triggered during normal use.

It is well made and perfect for building custom "automation" solutions like this and fits the particular niche where a much larger "green" power strip is not desired.
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By C. Peterson on February 19, 2012
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My father, the green enthusiast, loves his trickle saver! It makes sure that all TV related products are off when the TV is off - not including DVR, as that would render it nonfunctional - and not only are they off, they are not pulling any electricity whatsoever! Great gift for the green guy, I will be purchasing more products from this line!
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