Take Charge 4-Outlet Energy-Saving Timed Powerstrip
The PowerSaver Smartstrip with timed charging bays comes with one "always on" outlet and three 3-hour timed outlets. These timed outlets let you leave rechargeable gadgets plugged in without consuming electricity after the 3-hour timer is up. This extends your battery's lifespan and pays for itself in under a year by limiting energy vampires.
What is an "energy vampire"?
Sometimes known as "leaking electricity" or "phantom load", energy vampires refer to electrical appliances that "suck" electricity all night after they have been turned off or switched to standby mode.
Some scary facts for you
• 10% to 20% of the total electricity consumption in your home is due to appliances plugged in on standby mode.
1 watt of standby power consumes about $1 per year. This might not seem like a lot, but when you have 40 or more appliances in your home drawing around 5 watts when they're off, the amount adds up quickly.
If you invested the $200 you spend on standby power anually, you could have around $24,000 in 30 years (at an average growth of 8%). Get one now!