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This Really Saves on the Electric Bill Every Month

I have 2 large lighted display cabinets that don’t have switches for the lights. I don’t like the idea of plugging and unplugging them from the outlet as that loosens up the outlet. These switches are inexpensive and have some nice features. First, they are 3-prong. The receptacle is outlined in green, which makes it easier to see when plugging something into it. The on/off switch is a good sized, is easily accessible, has a good feel and illuminates when on. The only potential downside is the switch is slightly wider than a standard outlet cover. So, if your outlet is in a tight spot, this switch may not fit. If not for that, I would have given this product 5 stars.

In today’s world, it seems everything needs to be charged; especially if you have kids (ipods, cell phones, mp3 players, etc.). I was constantly going around the house and unplugging the chargers that were plugged in and charging nothing! Now I set this to the time interval that is needed and my family plugs their items into it and presses the button. Yay! it turns off when its done charging. I only wish amazon would sell a multi pack at a slight discount because I would have them all over my house! LOVE this item! and Im back to buy another one!

Would be amazing to have more time options, especially 8 hours but the current options have solved my problem.

These products are most of the time well build and they are inexpensive, this is the case with this conserve socket, feels great, uses only one power outlet if you place it on the top in a dual outlet, has an start button that will start the countdown and a led to let you know when there is power going and off when the device is inactive. I’m really happy with this purchase.

I use to so I can charge my phone at night without over charging my phone. My battery will never turn to crap with this! Love this.

I was forever plugging and unplugging the toaster oven. I had once had a fire in one that was plugged in but off, so I am very careful now. This lets me just touch the switch. I use another one for a different kitchen appliance so that I can always leave them plugged in. The fact of the energy conservation is an added plus.

It disappears once something is plugged in, but the one improvement I’d suggest is making it a bit more discrete. The switch itself is very easy to use and the illumination that signifies it is on is not distracting.

I always worry as I leave the house whether I turned it off or not; now I can plug it in to this and it’ll auto shut off after 30 minutes, which is way more time than I need to do my hair anyways. I wish I had gotten a couple more for charging my iPhone, etc. These are really great.

Perfect Socket Outlet

You can just push the top button and walk away, knowing that your electrical device will shut off at the prescribed amount of time. You have 3 time settings which is adequate for many items and you don’t have to worry about leaving something on and trying to remember to come back and shut it off. This does it for you. We use it for our towel drying rack in our bathroom.

Very simple, not a lot of settings to fiddle with and figure out, just one switch.

My only qualm is that it’s a bit *too* simple. I use this to charge my phone. 30 minutes isn’t quite enough to charge it, but 3 hours is too much. If there were just a bit more granularity this would be perfect. But, it does exactly what it says it will do.

It is very well made, looks nice with a gentle green LED when it is on, and easy to use — just press a button to start the on-timer.

It is an energy-saving outlet because it uses no parasitic energy when not active.

The features are lacking, however.

The only available stay-on time choices are 30 minutes, 3 hours, and 6 hours. So, you cannot have something powered-up for an hour. Instead, you are stuck leaving it on longer and wasting energy.

The biggest problem is that it cannot turn itself off any earlier than it is set for, unless it is physically unplugged. Nope, pressing the button again does not turn it off.

For those of you thinking of modifying the electronics should change their mind because it is not worth the effort. The connections are soldered to the circuit board. The components are hardwired and not programmable. And the case uses triangle security bits.

It is simple easy to use; much easier than a timer. On the conserve socket you just set the amount of time you want your appliance on (you have 3 choices, the longest is 6 hours), plug your appliance into the conserve socket and then turn on the conserve socket. No more worries about leaving on cup warmers, curling irons etc.

I do trust the this brand, but you still don’t know what a new item is going to be like. The bathroom I use to style my hair is small with poor ventilation and it is always HOT, winter and summer alike. I am constantly using a fan to stay cool while getting myself ready, then walking out of the room to leave it running all day long. My husband is sweet and I don’t really get in trouble :) – but it does seem as if he is usually the one to discover the fan running unnecessarily.

I love this reliable and easy to use timed use socket outlet!!!

Perfect for Unswitchable Appliances!

I put this in our bedroom where we have a TV,PS3 and AT&T Uverse Cable box, and we are only in the room at night time and that the only time when the TV is on, so other then that, all the components would be sitting in standby allllll day long, so I attached the Outlet and it’s great, because I can set it for 30 minutes and I go to bed watch 15 minutes of TV and then the Power turns off automatically, I have Southern California Edison and we have a Smart Meter and I can see my power usage by the hour, and I see the power usage has went down, and it’s saving me money, I recommend this to everyone, it will save you money.

In order to better gauge what your kilowatt price is you should average your last bill and not set it at what your power company says they charge you..

I wanted something that would let me cut power then they weren’t in use without having to reach behind to get the power strip. This was a cheap and easy solution.

I bought one for my toaster and one for my coffee maker (it doesn’t have a good auto-shutoff). I like that this brand of socket lets you set different times until shut-off, though I always use the 30 minute shut-off. The only thing I don’t like is the size. I have one plugged in to an outlet with a switch right next to it (one of those big rectangular switches that you push in the top or bottom) and the plug makes it a bit hard to work the switch. Otherwise, though, it doesn’t get in the way of the other plug.

It didn’t have a switch on it and constantly sparked when unplugging. In fact, it even melted one of our outlets. Having this switch outlet has been wonderful. We can leave it plugged in all the time (without worry about extra current usage) and turn it on whenever we want without worrying about sparks. If I ever have any other appliances like this, I’ll definitely be ordering more of these switches.

So I was happy to find this one because it can be used in more robust scenarios. Also, this is the only switch I have seen that is shaped so that two of these switches will fit into a single wall outlet. The others that I have seen are vertically oriented (switch button on top instead of on the side), so two of them cannot be plugged into the same wall outlet.

To avoid the toasts from getting burned, I end up pulling the plug, sometimes generating a few sparks. Not good. I decided to try this Power Switch. It works perfectly. When I turn it off while the toaster over is still running, there is no sparks!

I ended up buying 4 of them in one order, taking a slight gamble without trying first. Now I ended up using all of them on various devices. I may be buying more in future. Good stuff.

There are some vendors on Amazon web site selling the same products. I only choose products “fulfilled and sold by Amazon”. Amazon stands by the products they sell. Peace of mind.

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!