A few weeks ago I needed a power strip in my home office. The outlet in question is located behind a filing cabinet so it would need a low profile plug. I jumped on Amazon to buy a surge suppressor strip. Looking at the reviews on this particular plug, I found some scary issues. So I did what any crazy hacker would do — bought two power strips. One with a fixed right angle plug to use in my office, and one with a rotating plug to tear down.
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Using a power strip to turn off electronics and appliances when they aren't in use ensures that they are truly off and not using extra electricity. Did you know that if your TV, computer and other appliances are plugged in, they are quietly draining electricity all day, every day, even when they are turned off? This phenomenon is known as standby power, or the electric power consumed by products when they are switched off or in a standby mode. We may not notice it, but standby power is a big issue.
Standby power , also called vampire power , vampire draw , phantom load , ghost load or leaking electricity "phantom load" and " leaking electricity " are defined technical terms with other meanings, adopted for this different purpose , refers to the way electric power is consumed by electronic and electrical appliances while they are switched off but are designed to draw some power or in standby mode. This only occurs because some devices claimed to be "switched off" on the electronic interface, but are in a different state from switching off at the plug, or disconnecting from the power point, which can solve the problem of standby power completely. In fact, switching off at the power point is effective enough, there is no need to disconnect all devices from the power point. Some such devices offer remote controls and digital clock features to the user, while other devices, such as power adapters for disconnected electronic devices, consume power without offering any features sometimes called no-load power.
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