Remote Controlled Power Switches let you turn any mains appliance on and off with a remote control.
They consist of a remote control and a set of receivers. You plug each receiver into a separate power point, which turns it into a remote controlled power point. You then plug the devices that you want to control into each receiver.
I purchased the Efergy Standby Eliminator, which comes as a set consisting of four receivers and a remote control, from CatchOfTheDay for $40 each.
The Efergy product uses radio frequencies (RF) instead of infra-red light, so the remote control does not need a line-of-sight to the receiver. This means that you can install them behind cabinets and tables. A single remote can control 4 different outlets.
Why I purchased the Efergy Remote Controlled Power Switch
Tags: Efergy, energy saving, mains, standby power
Posted in Consumer Electronics, Home Automation | 6 Comments »