TrickleStar 170UN-US-W TV TrickleSaver
- 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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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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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.
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.
I found that it takes the cable box a few minutes to reset when I turn on the TV, but that isn't a flaw in the Tricklesaver. It's just a minor inconvenience due to cutting power to the cable box.