onlineleben - 12:13 pm on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)
power cutoff smart sockets
I tried one of those where the PC is the master and when the PC gets switched on all other sockets are on as well. The thing didn't work to my satisfaction as the PC still pulled some energy for a standby mode I wasn't aware of (Pc was fully shut down, no blinking no nothing but still consumed 25 W/h).
When I now switch off the master switch there really is no power anymore.
Not using the power in the first place
The best solution! Scanner and printer are switched off exept when I need them. Some years ago the avoidance of using energy was termed Negawatts.
energy consumption meter and ... It's been a useful educational tool
I have one of those in use since mid 90s. A real eye-opener, especially when it comes to appliances like washing machine and dishwashers. But also the little radio-clock on your bedside table is eating up a lot of energy.