Did you know that monitors, printers, scanners, DVD players, televisions, cable/satellite boxes, PVRs, stereo amplifiers and other electronic devices draw as much as 70% of their total power even when they are in stand-by mode or switched off?
Phantom loads are created by devices that continue to draw small amounts of power, even when they are off or in sleep/standby mode.
Smart Power Bars eliminate those loads by cutting the power off completely when they are not needed.
Simply plug the ‘master’ load into the Master receptacle on the power bar. Once that load drops (e.g. when the unit goes to ‘sleep’ or is put on stand-by), then power is cut to all the peripheral devices plugged into the Slave receptacles.
If you have devices that cannot be shut off or that you don’t want to shut off, then plug these into the Always on receptacles as these remain live all the time.
We use and recommend Smart Strip power bars with surge protection.