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Intelliplug – TV/Audio version

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Intelliplug – TV/Audio version

Intelliplug - TV/Audio version

Save energy, save money and say goodbye to leaving your TV on standby with this very clever plug adapter that works with your TV and audio equipment to make your home more environmentally friendly.

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  1. Howard Wright says:
    49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great product, 10 Dec 2008
    By 
    Howard Wright (Malvern, Worcs. United Kingdom) –
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    This review is from: Intelliplug – TV/Audio version (Accessory)

    The Intelliplug is easy to use, saves energy (and money and carbon emissions) and is a great, simple product for the house. It reduces standby power usage in a very convenient way. You choose a “master appliance” (e.g. TV), plug this into the Intelliplug’s master socket, then plug other appliances that are used with the TV into the Intelliplug’s peripheral sockets (video, amplifier etc). When the TV is switched on, power is given to all the peripherals at the same time. When the TV is switched off, power is cut (after a short delay) to everything, and nothing is left on standby. You also get surge protection for all appliances plugged into the Intelliplug.

    The intelliplug itself consumes around 0.5 W, which is much less than the standby power typically used by TVs, amplifiers, videos/digiboxes etc. Standby usage for a group of TV related appliances should be cut by at least 95%.

    I bought both the desktop and TV/audio versions of the Intelliplug. Before I got them I wasn’t sure about the differences between the versions, and there are two main differences. The basic functionality is the same: when the master appliance is switched on, power is supplied to the two peripheral sockets, and when the master appliance is switched off, all power is cut from all the sockets (nothing left on standby). The main difference is that the TV/audio version has a small attachment that responds to a remote control, so the switching on/off of the power to the sockets can be done with your TV remote. The other difference is that the TV/audio version has one of the two peripheral sockets dedicated to a Sky digibox (this socket is treated differently in the way it is powered down). So the TV/audio version has just one “normal” peripheral socket controlled by the master socket, though you can easily plug in a four-way adaptor to get more appliances controlled by the master socket. With the desktop version, both peripheral sockets are controlled in the same way by the master socket.

    With the TV version, programming it to understand your remote is dead easy and takes about 10 seconds. You then press the “on” button on the remote to go from zero power to having the TV in normal standby mode, press it again to switch the TV (and linked appliances) on, and when you press again the TV goes back to standby, and after about 30 seconds power is cut to all appliances.

    I’ve been using it on the TV for about 2 weeks and have had no problems at all. Switches on and stays on when you need it, powers off only when you hit the remote.

    One thing to be careful of: appliances that don’t use much power when they’re on won’t be suitable for use as a “master appliance”. My hi-fi amp only uses about 6W, and this isn’t enough for the Intelliplug to work properly. All TVs and PCs use much more than this and should be fine (there’s a third version designed for laptops, which have different power usage patterns).

    Overall: a simple and effective way to cut down on electricity usage and save money.

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  2. Mr. R. Gibson "Dr Rod" says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Useful and green gadget, 15 May 2009
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    Mr. R. Gibson “Dr Rod” (Horncastle, Lincolnshire) –
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    This review is from: Intelliplug – TV/Audio version (Accessory)

    This is a smart little device that can not only save you money but can help save the planet too. It also lets you turn on complex A/V systems with a single press of a button.
    It looks a little bit like an old style three way mains adaptor. The TV set plugs into the top socket, one side socket supplies ‘switched’ power when the unit is ‘on’, and the other side socket supplies power all the time. With a six way junction block plugged into each side socket you can use it to feed power to anything from Freesat boxes to phone chargers.
    I plugged my Freesat box, amplifier and ambient lighting to the switched side, and my DVD recorder (which needs to be left on standby for late night recordings etc), laptop charger and phone charger into the unswitched side (for overnight charging). That still leaves me plenty of spare sockets on each side for adding extra devices.
    The Intelliplug comes with a small remote receiver unit wired to it. The last step in installation is to point your TV remote at it and follow a simple procedure which programmes the Intelliplug to recognise the ‘on/off’ signal from the remote. Then simply position the little receiver unobtrusively by the TV.
    When you press the TV ‘on’ button once everything turns on and the TV set comes on in ‘standby’. A second press turns on the TV. When you’ve finished watching for the evening you press the TV ‘off’ button once. There’s a delay of around 30 seconds (to allow sensitive electronics to power down gently, presumably) then everything on the ‘switched’ circuit turns off.
    The only reason I’ve rated this at four stars instead of five is that on two occasions I’ve turned it on and its mysteriously switched itself off again a minute later. Switching it on a second time seems to do the trick, and as long as this foible doesn’t develop into a fault I’m very happy to keep using it.
    I’ll be buying a couple more of these for other uses around the house.

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  3. John E. Allen says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    These units fail regularly, 19 Mar 2010
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    John E. Allen
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    This review is from: Intelliplug – TV/Audio version (Accessory)

    So far, over the last 2 years or so, I have had around 4-5 of these units to let the TV control some AV equipment and the AV Amp to control other units.

    So far I have had most of them fail in somewhere between 1 month and 15 months – all with the same fault: the main unit can be switched on, but the auxiliary o/p power sockets are dead.

    Has been costing me more in original costs + replacements than the energy they might save.

    Cannot recommend anyone buying them

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