Accell is expanding beyond it traditional cable and connectivity products to offer GreenGenius Smart Surge Protectors featuring a Control Outlet, energy-saving Switched Outlets, and Always-On Outlets to help reduce the amount of “vampire power” used in a home or office.
Accell's GreenGenius Smart Surge Protector
Most electronic devices draw unnecessary power (often called “vampire power”) when idle, in standby mode, or even when turned off. A Department of Energy study showed that 15 percent of the energy an average household uses is for standby current. When the GreenGenius Smart Surge Protector is used, it automatically turns off the power to idle devices, eliminating electricity usage and saving money.
The Control Outlet is ideal for products such as computers, whereas the Switched Outlets, for example, work with any device used with a computer, such as a printer or monitor.
A sensory constantly monitors the flow of electricity to the Control Outlet, so when there is an increase or decrease in the flow of electricity, the surge protector automatically turns on or off the power to the Switch Outlets, thus saving valuable amounts of energy.
"The GreenGenius products use a patented technology, knowing when to turn off idle devices and when to turn them back on,” Accell director of marketing Michael Weizer said. "In some cases it can pay for itself in energy savings in as little as a few months.”