I was tired of finding the curling iron left on for hours – best defense against a fire is turning those items off when done using them, the Outlet will ensure you will never forget!
I thought I had always just had a high electric bill, but when I’m gone it should have been miniscule. I used this device to find out that my fridge had a doohickey broken and had gone out of control on its electricity usage. I don’t have money to replace the fridge (thanks high electric bills), but now I know. And knowing is half the battle!
I accidentally came across this, and thought I’d share this.
None of my power outlets are “green” – that means, even when the power switch is set to “off,” power continues to be drawn (albeit at a lower level of current) through the plug outlet where it’s still plugged in.
So, how to completely stop that current? Up until now, my solution was to unplug the power outlet every night, and then plug it back in the following morning.
Another motivation I had for completely unplugging the power outlet every night is that I have items that are plugged in that have colorful LEDs that are always on, even when the attached item itself is turned off. The only way to turn off those LEDs was to unplug the power outlet, turning the switch off on the power outlet didn’t do the trick. I prefer my bedroom to be completely dark when I’m sleeping, with no LEDs on.
I was fully prepared to get rid of all of my current power outlets and to buy new ones that are advertised as “green” power outlets which are designed to cut off all power, so that I wouldn’t have to keep unplugging my power outlet every night and then plugging it back in every morning, but that would have cost me a bit of money.
With this device, I no longer need to do that. This device also allows me to hang onto all of my non-green power outlets that I had bought before, no need to recycle them now. I never knew such a device existed. Now that won’t be necessary after all! My non-green power outlets get to live a longer life. And, this device is a cheaper alternative than completely replacing all of my power outlets.
(There’s a green LED light that’s on when the power is on. When you turn the switch on this device to off, the green LED light that’s on the switch itself also turns off. That’s another way how you know if current is being permitted to flow through this device, or is blocked.)
I’ve now been using it for a few days, and as far as I can tell I think it’s really a terrific product.
So, if any of you didn’t know about this possible solution before, now you do!