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Auto-adjusting doesn't really work very well
on July 13, 2013
I purchased this to automatically turn off my amplifier when I switch off my AV receiver. I have an Onkyo TX-NR1010 AV Receiver plugged into the strip's master outlet. I have an Adcom GFA-555II amplifier plugged into a switched outlet, and a Denon DRS-810 tape deck plugged into another switched outlet. When the AV receiver goes into hybrid standby mode, the amplifier and tape deck do not shut off. I called tech support, went through turning the AVR and power strip on and off repeatedly to allow the controller IC in the power strip to "learn" the current draw changes. I have a current meter that allows me to monitor the current drain. in standby mode the AVR draws 0.7A. When everything is on, the AVR draws 2.4A That should be a significant enough change to trigger the power strip, but alas, no luck. Tech support ended up telling me my equipment is incompatible with hteir product. Once again Belkin makes a piece of garbage that doesn't work, like the last 2 USB hubs I bought from them that disabled every device I plugged into them. End result? don't bother. Spend the extra money and get a smart strip that allows you to manually tweak the trip point for standby mode on your master device. This auto-sensing IC they use is for the birds.