Advanced Power Strips – Tier 1

Stop standby energy loss.

Did you know that plugged-in electronics continue to use electricity even when turned off? This wasted energy is called standby power loss (or “vampire energy”). Use an advanced power strip to cut standby power loss and save up to $150 in energy costs over five years.

Electronics account for approximately 12 percent of the total electricity used by the average U.S. household. Advanced power strips allow you to manage the energy consumed by your home electronics, saving you money and energy without any extra effort.

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How Does the Advanced Power Strip Work?

Control Outlet Controlled Outlets Always On Outlets
For the most-used device plugged into the power strip (like TVs) For the accessory devices used together with the device plugged into the control outlet (like speakers or gaming consoles) For devices that require constant power (like DVRs)


An advanced power strip helps reduce standby power loss while providing surge protection and standard power strip functionality by utilizing three types of outlets: control, controlled, and always on. The advanced power strip senses when the device plugged into the control outlet, such as your computer or TV, is turned off and eliminates power to the controlled outlets so they can’t continue to draw electricity. When you turn the control device on again, power is restored.

An advanced power strip is ideal for home offices and home entertainment. Consider using an advanced power strip if you have five or more electronics connected to your home office or entertainment or if you play video games.


Example Home Office Setup:

Advanced power strips home set up


Save Even More with Tier 2 Advanced Power Strips

Cut both standby and active energy waste by using a tier 2 advanced power strip and save twice as much! Visit our Advanced Power Strip – Tier 2 page to learn more.


Recycle Your Old Home Electronics

Did you know that you can recycle your old electronics? This helps the environment by keeping these products out of landfills and saving energy needed to produce new products. Check out our Electronics Recycling page to learn how to safely recycle electronics in your area.

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