Smart Strip LCG5 Energy Saving Power Strip with Auto-Switching Technology and Modem/Coaxial Surge Protection
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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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- Brand Name: Smart Strip
- Model Number: LCG5
- Item Height: 2.3 inches
- Item Length: 15.5 inches
- Item Width: 6.7 inches
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.
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Smart Strip LCG5 Energy Saving Power Strip with Autoswitching Technology and Modem/Coaxial Surge Protection
Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If the appliance connected to the controlling outlet is an energy hog the smart strip works well. If it's just a little more of a consumer than those connected on the slave ports,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is used for our computer and is supposed to be saving us money but I haven't noticed a big difference in our electric bill.Published 19 months ago by Lady Di
Interesting concept, good execution. Works well for either computer or home theater setups where you only want certain components on when the main component is (i.e. Read morePublished 23 months ago by M & S Kirsch
I bought one of these back in 2004 for a MAME arcade cabinet project!
Unit still works perfectly! Read more
I wish all of the plus were on the switch. I have a second power strip for always on things. It is working how I wanted it too. Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Robert Russell
I have a lot of video game systems. Video game systems have lots of vampire power drain. This stops the drain. When the TV goes off, power is cut to all the game systems. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by Carefree Dude
it just wouldn't do what I needed. I sent the first back and had another very fast. it turns out that looking at the smartstrip website, its not suggested to use with avr's. Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by Robert L. Simpson