It is easy to use and does what it says. Very useful for electronic devices that I forget to turn off. Good value. No complaints or regrets; very pleased with the purchase.
You can easily set the cost of the electricity and then produce costs for a month or a year. Now I know how my computer uses down time. Let it run for a couple days and you get an averaged overall cost, measure for a couple minutes for info on just sleeping, playing a DVD or any other feature. Determines watt usage- my wi-fi uses 10 watts, computer sleeping uses one watt more than computer shut off, unplugging saves 25 watts. You can determine costs simultaneously with the wattage, just click the button. It also determines carbon footprint, but I wonder about the accuracy. I bought as a gold Box so I felt the cost was appropriate at $19.99.
I use several large respiratory machines multiple times a day. I would try to remember to unplug them after each use (even write a reminder note that still was not effective) since they use a lot of power and I need to lower my utility bill. Since using these I now can relax. They shut off automatically 30 minutes after I press the button. I also use them for my cell charger, vacuum, electric toothbrush, and power drill.
I use it for a small air compressor. Push the button, blow air on whatever needs some air blown on it, and walk away. The pump keeps running until the tank is full. Then the Conserve Socket F7C009q Energy-Saving Outlet shuts off the power.
Before using the Conserve Socket F7C009q Energy-Saving Outlet I had to remember to go back later and shut off the power to the pump. Which I didn’t. Then the pump would decide to turn on again. Like maybe a couple days later in the middle of the night. But not any more. Not with the Conserve Socket F7C009q Energy-Saving Outlet.
I looked at all these other one’s that require reading an instruction manual in order to set it up. With the outlet, you just plug it in, then plug your appliance or whatever into the outlet and select the time you want…30 minutes, 3 hour and 6 hours. That’s it! Cool little design too. I’m getting another one for around the house.
Since I have forgotten many times to unplug my Farberware Coffee Pot, I needed a small timer I could set and forget. The timer fit the bill perfectly. Now if I’m out and am not sure I unplugged the pot, I can rest easy. The timer will shut it off automatically after the predetermined number of hours. No more worries. It can also be used for many other items, i.e. cell phone chargers, etc.