The EcoSwitch cuts standby power consumption with the simple flick of a switch.
As you may know, standby power consumption contributes about 10% of household electricity bills.
This is a well researched fact, not a number we just made up! With average household electricity bills now up around $2,000 per year, you can see how this adds up.
Here are some ways that you can use the EcoSwitch to reduce your standby power consumption and bills:
You won’t need to crawl under furniture or fumble around amongst cords to save energy anymore… The EcoSwitch enables you to move your power point to a convenient location.
The EcoSwitch is an extension cord of sorts, with a conveniently located “on / off” button. But, unlike other standby power controllers, this one has absolutely no standby power consumption of it’s own.
Good news: no need to configure wireless signals, replace batteries or lose yet another remote control. Just plug the EcoSwitch in and then use the green button to turn off all your standby!
You can use the EcoSwitch on any appliance which has a standby power load. You can also use it on appliances which are otherwise hard to turn on and off. Some common examples include:
Eliminating wasted standby power with just a few EcoSwitches around your home will save up to 800 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
The EcoSwitch turns your connected devices off 100%. This reduces the risk of fire caused by appliances left on and unattended.
Your EcoSwitch can be used to safety control the power usage of one or several appliances connected to a single power board. It is rated to control the full 2,400 watts (10 amps) delivered by regular electrical outlets.
You may have seen the EcoSwitch a few years ago on the New Inventors. It was one of the most popular inventions of the year. It was also a finalist in ‘The Next Big Thing’ in 2009.
Some people have criticised the EcoSwitch. They say it’s not a real invention because it’s too simple(!)
It certainly beats most of the standby gadgets we’ve seen. It’s well designed and well thought out. And it’s only ~$20.
The EcoSwitch comes with self adhesive tabs to neatly install the button and cord.
John from Pullenvale in Queensland purchased three EcoSwitches:
The EcoSwitch are a good solid product, well manufactured and fit for purpose. Works well turning off the TV, stereo, surround sound etc. Very convient.
Jay from Verona in New South Wales purchased one EcoSwitch:
I’m very happy with the EcoSwitch.
The cords are a good length – long enough for typical applications I would think. The design of having the switch at the end of a cord rather than in-line is much more practical and the screw-hole means you can attach it if required.
The switch feels solid and well-made. It’s good that it can handle the full 10 amp load meaning you can populate the power board as normal. Many other similar products can’t handle the full 10 amps which limits what you can plug into them.
I like the light that glows when the switch is on, although I wonder how much power it uses! [Edit: it uses just 0.4 watts when on, see our EcoSwitch review]
Justin from Churchlands in Western Australia purchased four EcoSwitches:
The EcoSwitch is exactly what I expected – it is a simple yet effective product that provides a straight forward path to reduce energy use. There is plenty of cable to ensure you can cover those hard to reach wall plugs and still position the EcoSwitch in an accessible location.
I ran some calculations an figured that our switch would pay for itself in 16 weeks. My partner and I bought additional units as christmas presents, which truly represents the gift that keeps on giving.