TrickleStar 150PC-US-W PC TrickleSaver
- Stops vampire energy consumed by PC peripherals
- Stop vampire/standby power
- Works with existing power-strips
- USB port status sensing
- UL Approved
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Stops vampire energy consumed by PC peripherals. The product works with existing powerstrips and switches off peripherals when a PC is shut down. When a PC is On the product will switch On all peripherals. Conversely when a PC is shut down, the product will switch Off all peripherals. The product is easy to install and provides simple automation to reduce wasteful vampire energy consumption. 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.
Top customer reviews
I have several devices that do not switch off or to sleep when the computer is in standby and waste energy; this device turns them off when the computer goes to standby and back on when it wakes up. I have a power strip after this smart switch which controls my amplified speakers, an audio interface, and a printer which would otherwise be on at all times.
If you confirm the operation of your USB ports and they turn off when the computer is asleep, this is a great device.
The problem is that many PCs do not turn off USB power on pin 1 and 4 unless you unplug them. All my PCs continue to power their USB ports when they are off, this is to allow for wakeups from a USB keyboard or mouse, or to allow you to charge your phone while your PC is off.
As a result, this device does not work.
If it were a little less cheap and could talk USB, then it would be able to tell if the PC is actually on or off by emulating a simple USB device, and work as advertised, but it is unfortunately too cheap for that.