TrickleStar’s PC Standby Power Saver connects to a PC via a standard USB cable and detects the power status of a PC via the USB port. When a PC is powered, the product will switch ‘on’ all accessory devices. Conversely, when a PC is switched ‘off’, the product will switch off all accessory devices.
Another product, the TrickleStar Universal Standby Power Saver, is designed to reduce the standby power that is consumed by TV accessory devices. The product has in-built current sensing circuitry that senses when a TV is on or off. When TV is ‘on’ the product will switch on all accessory devices and when the TV is ‘off’, the product will switch off all accessory devices.
Both units are typically connected to a standard electrical power board in order to manage a number of connected devices.
“A report issued in 2001 by the IEA (International Energy Agency) stated that ‘we can reduce standby power consumption by about 74 per cent using cost-effective technologies and design changes,” said Bernard Emby, Founder of TrickleStar. “While every little bit of wasted standby power makes a big impact, every little bit of power that we save makes an even bigger impact and helps us leave a planet for our children’s children. So, every Australian home and business will benefit from becoming a ‘TrickleStar’ and the environment will thank us all.”