[clug] [OT] networked remote controlled power sockets
bradh at frogmouth.net
Wed Nov 10 14:16:38 MST 2010
On Thursday, November 11, 2010 07:48:51 am steve jenkin wrote:
> - Does anyone think these are a good or bad idea for homes?
> Esp. how do TV's and other equipment with 'standby' react?
I can tell you how my TV and set-top box will likely respond - they'll be fine.
We turn them off at the wall after we're finished watching them (i.e. its off
about 95% of each day).
> - What about in offices? (PC + LCD ?)
Similar. In this case, the switches are a bit hard to reach under the desk,
but a foot switch (about $50 IIRC, from officeworks) fixed that. The only thing
that doesn't like to be powered on and off is the Billion ADSL 2 router, so
that goes on a direct connection.
Our microwave oven also gets turned off at the wall most of the time (partly
because we often leave the door open to make sure it dries out, and the light
was really annoying).
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