Before knowing how to conserve energy and cut down the vampire power, it is necessary to know what the vampire power is. To put it simply, vampire power is nothing but the standby power utilized by various electronic devices. Almost all the electronic gadgets use a little amount of power when we turn them off. If you consider the standby power for a single device, it is very less. However, in our modern homes filled with full of electronic gadgets, we unknowingly waste a huge amount of electricity in the form of vampire power.
The Power Switch!
For many years, there was not even a single effective solution to cut down the standby power utilized by the electronic devices. Even though a few research works concentrated a lot to conserve energy in using the electronic products, killing the vampire power was a big challenge always. However, a few solutions came up for this long term problem, but were not quite effective and consumable as expected. However, now, Belkin, a California based hardware company has come up with a promising solution that takes on the battle against the standby power. The solution is in the form of a small switch like device, which the company calls The Power Switch. The switch is quite handy and compact and looks like a useful piece of electronic device for every home to conserve energy.
How It Works?
For a few skeptics, the conserve power switch is not a great deal, as they think that it will not save them power in a large scale. However, according to the makers, The Power Switch can reduce the electric power consumption of any electronic device by ten percent for sure. The makers have also explained the work model of the Power Switch, which appears to be quite simple. As earlier told, vampire power is just the power used by any electronic gadget when it is in an off state. To prevent the device to fetch power from the power lines, one should plug it to the Power Switch and The Power Switch to the power lines. The Power Switch will stop any flow of electricity to the device, thus, eventually helping to conserve energy by stopping the standby power.
The power conservation using the Power Switch depends upon the type of the device with which we use it. For an instance, consider that we use it with our PC in our home. In this way, we can save 3 Watts regularly. For electronic gadgets like the audio systems, we can conserve energy by more than 25 watts daily, when used with the Power Switch. However, using it with devices like coffee machines will prove to be less effective, as you can cut down only one watt of vampire power regularly.
Since we use more number of electronic gadgets in our homes, right from Televisions to Cell phones, it appears as if we have to use The Power Switch for every device separately, in order attain the usage as much as possible. However, the price of the Power Switch is also not too high. One can get it for less than $7 USD. If used efficiently for high vampire power consuming systems, it is sure that, The Power Switch will help you to conserve energy by 10%.