Date: Jan 16, 2013
I bought this Aztech S-Plug since PC Show until now then I open it and install. S-Plug is a magic plug that will cut off power when you off the TV.
Why do we need to do so? Well, sometimes, if you don't really watching the TV, and you leave the TV on standby mode, it generates a lot of heat, waste a lot of electricity, and your machines will easily spoil too. Even if all the appliances are on standby mode, it actually still eat up quite some electricity too.
So, it looks like this. You plug this into the wall jack. And you plug the extension cords here. Whatever behind this plug, power will be totally cut off when there is no need to use the TV.
The S-Plug is connected to a infra-red sensor. This is to learn and sense the ON-OFF switch of the TV remote control.
This is how you should install the S-Plug.
The installation is pretty simple. Step 1. Re-arrange your power plugs. Put the extension cord behind the S-Plug.
Step 2. Is to teach the infra-red sensor to learn the ON-OFF switch from your TV remote control. Then, with the TV off, learn the stand-by power load.
Step 3. Test it out! And It works!
The below video demonstrate that when I press the TV remote control OFF… within 30 seconds, all the power got cut off. When I turn the TV ON again, all the appliances has power again. Quite Cool!
Here is the down side.
1. Turn on off the appliances don't know whether it will shorten their life or not. :)
2. The Starhub box takes time to reboot. So, you don't have the instant on feeling.
3. It switch off my Wifi Access point too. So, I will need to move this off S-Plug.
Let's try it for a few days and see how every one likes it. Do they like to wait a minute of less to watch TV?
But SAVE EARTH!