Advanced Power Strips, sometimes called “Smart Power Strips,” work to reduce your electricity consumption by shutting down power to devices that go into “sleep” or standby mode when not in use. According to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, devices in standby mode can add as much as 10 to 15 percent to your power bill. Examples of devices that typically enter stand-by mode when not in use include; computer monitors and printers, DVD players, powered speakers and televisions.
To qualify for our Advanced Power Strip Program, the power strip must contain a number of controlled sockets and at least one uncontrolled socket. When an appliance that is plugged into the uncontrolled socket is turned off, the power strip automatically shuts off appliances plugged into the controlled sockets.
For instance, if a computer that is plugged into the uncontrolled socket is turned off, the monitor, speaker, printer, etc. that are plugged into the controlled sockets will also turn off instead of going into standby mode.