Wireless Controlled Electrical Switch Socket Outlet with Remote

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Great Energy Saving Device

We were able to further reduce power consumption about 15% by putting fans, chargers, coffee maker and our TV entertainment center on count down timers like these. The half hour, 3 hour and 6 hour options are more useful for us than the Woods unit with 1,2,4,8. The outlet also pulls very little power– about 1/5 that of the Woods. We have not tried the outlet on higher wattage appliances as yet.

The on-off switch has a good feel to it, and I suspect it will prove to be reliable in the long run. This allows you to individually turn on and off items plugged into a power strip, something that is occasionally important.

I have been plagued with switches going bad long before electrical devices otherwise cease working. Some lamps, for example, have a ludicrously low-quality on/off switch, and in some cases, the switch is not reasonably replaceable, and when the switch fails, the lamp must be discarded – very frustrating. This switched outlet allows me to use the switch on the outlet and extend the life of what is plugged into it.

I was going to buy your product that automatically turns off the power after a period of time, but so many people who bought it reported that it quit working after only a short period of time that I decided not to do that. This is unfortunate, because that is a product that is potentially very useful. If you could make it more reliable, and then persuade me that it is reliable, I would certainly buy a few of them.

I use it for charging my phone because one of the reasons for early battery failure is over charging the battery. It does great for preventing over charging and I do not have to remember or even be awake to disconnect the charger from power.

I did run into an issue with one of the sockets. Because there is no wall socket near my night stand where I can reach it, I have a conserve socket plugged into an extension cord. One night I dropped my shoes and clothes on top of the socket and it kept the button on top pressed down. The light in the unit is brighter when the button is pressed down. Normally that is not an issue because the button is supposed to be a momentary contact button. You press it and release it in less than a second. My shoes and clothes kept the button pressed all night. The heat from the brighter light melted the plastic a little. I suppose the clothes kept the heat in too. The button would not work after that.

I consider the way that it failed to be due to a fairly unusual set of circumstances. I still recommend this device.

Every House Needs at Least 1!

I COULD use 1 instead of having 3 stationed around the house but the convenience of being able to leave on the appropriate setting and have it where I need it is awesome. I never have to worry about having left something on or the phone charger just draining energy. My dad uses one for his phone (3 hours while sleeping) and boyfriend for his humidifier (6 hours while sleeping). Great little product and I have been unable to find in any stores!

These use so much vampire power. Cell phone chargers use power all the time even if the phone isn’t attached. Plug it in, select the time, hit the button. Simple!

It beats unplugging and re-plugging things if you’re concerned about saving a little on your electric bill. Just flick the switch when you need it and flick it off when you don’t.

I use it with an office electric heater to make sure it turns off after several hours as I have to often forgot to turn it off at night just to have the heat run unnecessarily. It is very compact and just requires a push of a button to turn my heater on and then turn it off in the set time.

It works perfect because half an hour later, their reading lamps go off automatically and I don’t have to worry that the lights are on all night.

I notice that someone else wished that the light on the switch would be on when this was switched off. I beg to differ: the way it is, I can easily see when I’ve inadvertently left something turned on.

Instead of always keeping the device plugged in or unplugging it every time, just flip the switch. It will help save electricity and prevent the connectors on the devices from wearing out by unplugging and plugging.

The only thing I wish was that it would offer a 9 hour option, it only gives us half hour, 3 hours, and 6 hours… just would be super if I could get it with 9 hour option too! But overall, I love the device, I have several of them now.

The settings are super easy to use and simple. It would be nice to have more time options but I don’t mind. My only complaint is That if you want to turn the device off before the time expires, you must unplug the entire unit and plug it back in.

Another great use I have found is a auto shutoff for those new electric wax warmers. Save the sent of the wax and power! :)

This saves you from having to reach behind that dresser over and over by just hitting the side of the outlet. We use it for our bedroom tv as we rarely use this time, the outlet is easy to reach but if the cord was pulled each time we would be reaching and searching for the cord. Also makes thing like laptop chargers easier to deal with. Well worth it.

Never Stress about Leaving on Your Flat Iron!

I keep my flat iron plugged in on the 30 minute setting. Of course I still turn off the iron when I’m done using it, but now I don’t stress about accidentally leaving it on all day while I’m at work.

I use it to charge items that don’t shut down the charging on their own, I have a hair trimmer, drill etc that don’t regulate their own battery and just charge until you stop them. That kills the battery if you forget to unplug.

If you plug in your local KW/Hr cost it will calculate an items power expense very accurately. I have found it is a device that gets used rarely and gets stored in a closet though. All in all you’re better off getting a friend to buy and borrow it ;-)

That’s a nice idea, but after awhile, it takes up desk space and I’d like to be able to have it wall mounted, but the way it’s designed, you can not easily do it.

I also didn’t care for the power/connector cable on the plug in portion, that wire sticks out of the top…soooo, either you use the top outlet or you fumble around to plug in the next device. Seems it would be wiser to have that cable coming out of the side or bottom, so you can use the bottom receptacle on a two gang outlet…BUT, that’s personal opinion, as I assume just as many people may prefer it coming from the top to give them a longer reach.

The electric icon button – displays watts consumed.

The earth icon button – displays the amount of CO2 emissions you’re intentionally generating that will destroy our environment and ultimately our world – shame, shame, shame.

THAT SAID, I like this device and it seems to do a good job at calculating energy use. I have used it to measure individual items and on the collective total of several items on a UPS power strip…removing each item one at a time from the power strip, provides about the same reading as individual readings, so it seems pretty accurate.

Seriously, it does give me an awareness of the energy consumed and food for thought on which items are the biggest power hogs…which leads to turning off those extra items more frequently when not in use…so, it does its job.

Either way, this plug extension allows you to plug in that phone or ipad and charge it only for the necessary time. It’s also great for lights you’re afraid you might leave on.

However you choose to use it, turning on a plugged-in electronic is as easy as pushing the button at the top.

Perfect for its Purpose

I also plugged another power strip into the 1st one to power up my phone, tablet and Bluetooth earbuds. My older TV was a rear projection unit that used a lot of juice. It died, I bought a LED and then my town went with electrical aggregation. Because you can adjust this unit to the exact cost per Kilowatt charged, I was able to see my cost per month for electric go from between $15 to $17 per month to only $4.44 now. Hence the TV should pay for itself in about 110 months. Great to see and calculate that.
But I saw in other reviews you should not use this for large appliances like refrigerators, microwaves or washer/dryer. It can cause those type of appliance to BURN OUT COMPRESSORS OR BURN UP. THIS SHOULD BE CLEARLY EXPLAINED IN PRODUCT DETAIL.
I was about to hook up to old fridge in garage that because of its age is a power hog. And it’s a good thing I read that review(s). You can’t buy old type fridge that you can leave in garage below 32 degrees anymore without paying almost $1,000.
It was inexpensive when I bought it, and has worked fine so far with the novelty/Christmas lights that I ordered.
There are timer settings for 30mins, 3 hrs and 6hrs.There is one thing I would have liked to see on it and it doesn’t have.There is no override switch to keep it on when needed. There are a few times where I need it on for the whole day, but there is no way to do that. I have to turn it on again each time the timer expires.
The only drawback is you won’t be able to fit two of them in the same outlets because they are too wide and tall. I just hooked up a power strip to it and use one of them to time out the two items I run off it. I use it to time out my boot dryers so they don’t stay on around the clock.
I use this with my electric blanket in the winter, which doesn’t have a built-in timer. I appreciate that it has three very easy settings (30-min, 3-hr, 6-hr) which are simple enough to adjust in the dark. I also like the look– it’s attractive, unlike many other timers.
This product works exactly as described. The one improvement I suggest (for 5 stars) would be to allow the timer to shut off the appliance without having to unplug it. (This could potentially be implemented through a long duration press on the timer start button).
It works great and has awesome features. It would be nice to be able to program the local cost of electricity though, because in Alaska electricity is much more expensive than most places so the monthly/yearly estimates are fairly inaccurate. But overall this thing is awesome!

Great for Normal Electonics

The only improvement I would like is to have more options for time. 30 minutes, 3 hours or 6 hours (I think) are a little narrow. I want to use it for 1 hour in a couple of applications. Maybe in the future. Did I mention simple?

I use it for the microwave, so the clock is not always on. Also the coffee pot and a hot water pot that has no way to turn it off except for unplugging it. Two fit nicely in one receptacle. I like that the switch glows green when power is on.

They produce quality products that last throughout the years. This particular device is also high quality and is very useful. It comes in 6hr, 3hr, and 30min settings. I use it for my room mobile heater and hard drive duplicator. Works great!

My primary use is to prevent over charging of phone batteries. Its a lot cheaper than buying new phone baateries!

I believe in full cycling batteries, regardless of claims that this is unnecessary. This product is perfect as a timer for charging for the period of time specified. I do use it in conjunction with a surge suppressor as we have a problem with power surges. I am very pleased with the product. It is exactly as described.

I am surprised that my computer with a 600 Watt supply and with four hard drives and three extra cards plus four USB drives only uses 300W or so continuous but that adds up to over $200 a year. I cannot wait to test our 35+ year old 25 cuft refrigerator and my 65 inch rear projection screen with router, cable box, HTPC, PopcornHour and DVR stacked on top. It will be eye opening. I have no idea how accurate it may be but it is good relative.information anyway. I think I will test a couple of “known” items and see.

Has 3 different length of time to charge settings. I like having to manually activate it after plugging your device into it. Keeps from overcharging your devices if that is what you are using it. Will definately buy more plus the price was right!

After we are finished flying, he plugs in a device that heats and dries the engine block to prevent moisture from corroding the battery and other engine parts. This is perfect because is turns off after a couple hrs. PERFECT!!!

I ended up buying two of them (and probably will get more soon) to just provide a simple light switch. One to my DIY under cabinet lighting, and another to control a hanging China Ball Lantern that had the switch at the socket. It works exactly how you would want it to and fits in the outlet nicely (not protruding out to the side too much). You can feel that it’s built well just by holding it, and I can tell it will last me for a long time.

Fantastic Product

I got it set on a 6-hr timer so it shuts off automatically and I don’t have to worry about my son forgetting to turn the heater off when he leaves for school in the morning. It works great, so great that I bought two more, one to use on my heater in the bathroom (3-hr timer) and the other to use on this battery charger.

We installed this little fella at work, as some poor fool had been leaving the water heater on over the weekend (being a fire hazard, and destroying the heating element). It works great, looks great, and couldn’t be better!

It’s a bit pricey, but if you liked to check a particular device, this thing is easy and handy.

There’s plenty of reviews here giving all the details already. Covering, the good, the bad, and the ugly. True, true,… it misses functionality, …. it gives you the avg. consumption per year. So you need to do some calculations, if you want to know, for example, lets say how much your TV cost for watching one hour. Yeah, I wished you could just see that on the device, without having to go calculate. Makes me feel this product is even pricier than I taught. But,… still for me it works fine, for what I needed. I monitor and check the devices I wanted to check, did my calculations, and get a pretty good idea of the energy consumption of the devices. I’ll keep it at this. Check the other reviews for the good, the bad, and the ugly….. :-) I just wished this could be offer at a better price though.

As I am headed to my weekend home, I always wonder, did I turn off and/or unplug the space heater in the bedroom? This outlet provides a nice option to provide safety and peace of mind on appliances you really don’t want to accidentally leave on. It works as described, activating with a simple press of the button on top, and shutting off automatically after the time prescribed by the side switch has lapsed.

Having just purchased this, I don’t know how long it is supposed to last before wearing out, if at all, but I’m extremely happy with it now and will probably purchase additional ones, although I’d like the price to be just a bit lower.

Nice to know you can leave your device charging without worrying that it will overcharge. We use it on the 3 hr setting for phones and camera batteries, and on the 6 hr setting for laptop. We also use to shut off items like toasters that we don’t like to leave plugged into an active outlet all the time. It would be nice if it had a separate “off” switch, but if you decide your device has had enough before the time is up, you can always just unplug it.