Conserve energy with an Advanced Power Strip (APS) or Energy-Saving Battery Backup
TIP: Energy costs are getting higher—the cheapest energy is the energy you don’t use.
Tier 1 & tier 2 advanced power strips and energy-saving battery backups reduce energy consumption by managing the power to connected devices when not in use.
Choose the Right Tier for You
Energy-saving Tier 1 advanced power strips have all three types of outlets: master, always-on, and energy-saving. The typical use for a master outlet is a desktop computer. Any additional electronic devices that accompany a desktop computer, like a monitor or a printer, are plugged into the energy-saving outlets. When the master outlet detects low power consumption or standby mode in the computer, an energy-saving threshold switch shuts down the equipment connected to both the master outlet and the energy-saving outlets.
Energy-saving Tier 2 advanced power strips have always-on and energy-saving outlets only. Tier 2 advanced power strips are controlled by an infrared (IR) smart sensor which reduces energy consumption by shutting down all home theater devices when a remote has not been used. The typical use for tier 2 APS device is a television and other home theater electronics. The energy-saving power strip is controlled by an infrared (IR) smart sensor, which is placed on the television. The IR smart sensor turns the electronics plugged into the energy-saving outlets off if it doesn’t sense a response from a remote by setting the timer to one-hour or two-hour.
Energy-Saving Battery Backups with ECO-Mode technology and have a battery inside to help you safely shut down your computer and connected devices in the event of a power outage. Battery backups or Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with ECO Mode, have a user-selectable feature for select surge protected outlets on the UPS. When the UPS is in ECO Mode it detects the computer is asleep or in standby mode and it will automatically turn off electronics plugged into the appropriate outlets. UPS systems with ECO Mode will reduce power usage, protect sensitive electronics from power surges and allow you to safely shutdown your computer in the event of a power outage.