Energy Saving Smart Strip AutoSwitching Capability
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Save time, money and energy while giving your computer superior surge protection. It's as easy as 1-2-3. Never turn your computer peripherals on or off again! The Smart Strip Power Strip pays for itself in as little as six weeks! Available with or without Fax/Modem and Coaxial Cable Protection (see the Related Items tab below). Also consider the Power Strip Saver, which allows you to plug in many bulky transformers without blocking other outlets on your surge protector.

Manufacturer : smartstrip
Model Number : scg4
Condition : New In Box


This Smart Strip has 7 total outlets: 1 control, 2 constant hot, and 4 automatically switched. It also features phone jacks to protect your phone line from electrical surges. It is simply a smaller version of the LCG4.

Did you know that computer peripherals, like printers and scanners, continue to use energy, even after you turn them off? It's called 'idle' current, and whether or not your using your peripherals, you're still paying to power them. Tame the idle-current cash drain with the intelligent circuitry of the Smart Strip power strip, from Bits Ltd. More than just a power strip the Smart Strip actually senses how much power your computer peripherals use. And when the Smart Strip senses that you've turned your computer off, it automatically shuts off your peripherals, too, preventing them from drawing an idle current.

What is the Smart Strip Power Strip?
The Smart Strip Power Strip features advanced circuitry that not only offers excellent power surge protection and line noise filtering, but is actually able to 'sense' the flow of electrical current through the strip's control outlet. Because of this unique ability, the Smart Strip can turn off selected equipment when its not in use -- creating benefit that no other power strip on the market today can offer.

Save Time. Save Money.
Listed below are just some of the many ways that the Smart Strip saves time and money:
1. No more waiting for your computer to shutdown before you can turn off your computer peripherals.
2. No more leaving your computer peripherals on.
3. No need to replace your computer and/or your computer peripherals to save.
4. No software, No drivers, No messing with your computer to save.
5. However, you can add optional software to enhance the smart strip if you like.
6. The Smart strip saves money on your monthly energy bill. (see table below, "If you leave everything on...").
7. Less costly than most other surge protectors + high quality + better guarantees = a great value.
8. Better protection means not replacing your computer because of lightning damage.

The Smart Strip Power Strip is the only surge protector on the market today with energy saving electronics. The amount you save depends on your typical usage patterns.

Save Energy. leave everything on:
By using a simple computer script (see below) combined with the Smart Strip Power Strip in a standard office environment where the computers are left on 24/7, the computer would shut off at the end of the day or if it is not used for 1 hour (user/administer programable). Then, the computer and its peripherals would be on only 9 hours, 5 days a week. This results in a 73% power savings* on the power used by the office computer system.

*Smart Strip Energy Savings
24 hours x 7 days = 168 hours per week total, if left on.
9 hours x 5 days = 45 hours per week used, if shut off.
168 hours total b. 45 hours used = 123 hours of energy saved.
123 hours saved / 168 hours total = 73% energy saved.

This third-party software developer provides freeware and shareware that can be used in conjunction with the Smart Strip." to enhance its operation:
Northern Softworks (Apple) leave just your peripherals on:
The public has a vast amount of computer peripherals available to them. Most computer systems now have at least a monitor, scanner, printer, DSL/Cable modem and a USB hub. While the computer is turned off, each peripheral still draws an idle current of 50 mA to 400 mA per hour. Multiply that by the number of peripherals you have, and the number of hours you leave them plugged in (usually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), and you can see how that 'idle current' can really add up on your bill! Just a printer and a monitor can draw as much in idle current as a 60-watt light that is on 24/7. Would you leave a 60W or greater lamp on 24 hours a day? shut everything off:
If you shut everything off, you will enjoy the benefits of the Smart Strip even more.
1. No more waiting for the computer to turn off.
2. No more bending over to turn off your power strip.
3. All those peripherals that do not have a power switch can now also be turned off.
4. Did you know that all those plug in transformers have a leakage current? Even if the device that they are attached to is turned off, a transformer has a leakage current of more than 4 watts. The Smart Strip stops leakage current.

The only surge protector that pays for itself.
The Smart Strip Power Strip is the only surge protector on the market today with energy saving electronics.

The amount you save depends on your usage patterns and your computer. Tests conducted by an independent computer consulting company showed that the Smart Strip Power Strip can save enough energy to pay for itself in as little as six weeks. It also showed that it can save up to $20.00 per month on your electric bill.

Use it to control your computer or TV entertainment system -- and the Smart Strip Power Strip will PAY FOR ITSELF in energy savings over time.

The only power strip that helps environment.
ENERGY STAR studies show that if every home office replaced all their the computer equipment with ENERGY STAR labeled computer equipment, it would save 219 billion pounds of greenhouse gases. While ENERGY STAR does not have a category for energy saving power strips, by using the Smart Strip Power Strip" on your existing computer system, you will save more than just energy and greenhouse gases. You will be keeping more computers out of the landfills.

Consider the fact the office computers far out number home computers and that most offices leave their computers on 24/7 and this simple solution when used on all computers equates to being a BIG part of the solution for the Energy Crisis.

It's cheaper then a standard surge protector.
Our power strip costs less than most of the top-end surge protectors (1250 joules or more). This translates into you getting the energy savings electronics for free and still paying a lower price for the Smart Strip's top-end surge protector.

Top of the line surge protection.
Most surge protectors come with 1250 joules or less of surge protection. Smart Strip comes with 2225 joules, almost double the industry average. All Surge protectors have 1 fuse, Smart Strip has 4 different fuses. Each one responsible for a different Task. Then using one simple indicator Smart Strip monitors the status of the entire surge protector and the ground. This means your computer is protected twice as much as the average surge protector on the market.

Best noise filtering on the market.
The Smart Strip Power Strip is the only surge protector that uses noise filtering chokes that other companies leave it out because they consider it too expensive. The chokes eliminate high frequency spikes that film capacitors in standard surge protector do not catch. This adds a second layer of protection for your equipment, as well as optimizing the strip's performance.

More outlets, more power, more space.
Our power strip has ten outlets, including 4 transformer outlets. This give you plenty of room to plug in ALL of those gadgets that you have for your computer or home entertainment system. 15 amps of continous power handling means that anything your standard wall outlet can handle, our power strip can handle.

Smart design is full of features.
The intelligent design for the Smart Strip isn't limited to its internal circuitry. The strip itself was designed especially for ease of use:

* Simple red status indicator light clearly indicates when Smart Switching is active
* 45 degree angled space saver plug designed so it won't block other wall outlets
* Recessed, lighted power switch to minimize accidental switching (i.e, turning off power strip accidentally by kicking it). The power switch is also a 15 amp circuit breaker

Learn how it works.
A small electronic device inside the Smart Strip monitors the current on a single outlet. The computer is plugged into that single outlet. When the computer is finished shutting down, the current draw from the computer drops to its idle current -- and the Smart Strip senses the current change, automatically shutting off all of the computer peripherals.

Click here if you'd like to see a picture of what we've packed into the Smart Strip Power Strip (opens in new window).

Many great uses around your home or business.
Use a lamp to turn on your stereo or fan! Use a table saw to turn on a shop vacuum. And many more...

The Smart Strip Power Strip can be used anywhere a regular power strip is used. While only certain electronic devices (such as computers, monitors, fluorescent lamps, motors and electronic devices that have a high efficiency power supply) will turn on the switched outlets, 4 of the outlets are always hot and can be used just like a normal power strip. This allows you to automate certain repetitive tasks without any additional cost.

The following is a sample of what the smart strip can be used with to help you automate:
Control Outlet Switched Outlets
Computer All computer peripherals, desk lamp
TV Home theaters, DVD, Cable box
Fluorescent Lamp Fan, home Stereo, small heater
Home shop equipment Work light, dust collector, shop vac

Best & most realistic guarantee on the market.
Smart Strip offers a 30-day unconditional return; 2-year guarantee on manufacturer defects; and lifetime return policy for damage cause by a power surge. Most other manufacturers offer a $100,000 replacement insurance on your equipment -- but did you know that they have never paid out a dime? Read their fine print and you will understand why. So: which guarantee plan do you think is better for you?

* Recessed, Lighted Power Switch
* Combined ground & surge protector status indicator
* Switched outlet status indicator
* 6-Foot Heavy-Duty Power Cord
* 45 Degree Angled Space Saver Plug
* Impact resistant plastic case
* Seven Total Outlets:
o 1 Control - Always Hot
o 2 Constant Hot
o 4 Total Switched Outlets- 3 Standard, 1 Transformer
* UL 1449 Rating
* 120 Volt 50/60 Hz
* 15 Ampo circuit breaker switch
* 4 different fuses:
o 2 Thermal & current fuses
o 2 Trace land fuses
* EMI/RFI filtering:
o up to 30 db noise reduction
o .1ufd film box capacitor
* 1225 joules Three-Way Protection:
o 775 joules live to neutral
o 225 joules live to ground
o 225 joules neutral to ground
* 48,000 Amp, Three-Way Protection:
o 24,000 amps live to neutral
o 12,000 amps live to ground
o 12,000 amps neutral to ground
* 130 volt, Three-Way Protection

Energy Saver Specifications:

* Patented hysteresis circuit provides extra protection for equipment plugged into the switched outlets
* Adjustable switching threshold
* Ultra Safe Passive Current Sensor
* 2 R-C Filters Eliminate False Switching
* Zero power used when the switched outlets are off
* Uses Less Than 1 Watt When Fully Energized
* Adjustable switching threshold (extended sensing)

Coaxial Jack Specifications: (optional feature)

* Shielded
* 0-1.2 Ghz Frequency Response
* Two gold-plated F-connectors
* Works with all antenna, cable, and satellite systems
* 4 foot RG-6 Satellite Cable Included

Fax/Modem Specifications: (optional feature)

* Internal Phone Jack Splitter Provides Two Phone Jacks For Both Modem and Fax
* RJ45/RJ12 dual Connectors for both PBX and standard Phone Systems
* Primary Line Surge Protection
* 100% Compatible With Both Single-Line
* and Two-Line Phones
* Two Ultra-Fast Sideactors Protect Against Fast-Rising, High-Voltage Spikes
* 312 volt Clamping Voltage
* Twin Fuses To Protect Against
* Long-Duration Voltage Spikes
* 6-foot Phone Cord Included

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