Save Energy, Save Earth With 100% Off: A Great Energy Saving Gadget

March 27, 2009

in Gadget,News

When you put your appliances in the standby mode it goes into a power saving mode but even in this power saving mode there is some power loss and if you will consider these power losses on the annual basis then you will come to know that the standby mode of appliances leads to a remarkable power loss. Infact the stand-by mode represents approximately 12 % of the electricity consumption of the homes in developed countries, and more than 1 % of the global CO2 emissions.

Now the perfect solution for the above problem is “100% Off”. Its a great energy saving gadget that can bring down the annual standby consumption to zero. 100%  Off has been developed by a team from the University of Catalonia, and a  company called Good for You Good For The Planet has introduced it into the market.
100% Off works in three steps.

1: First of all it recognises the state of the appliance i.e On or Off.

2: When the appliance has been in stand-by for a certain amount of time, the algorithm within 100%Off  automatically switches it off through a relay. This algorithm in 100% Off is configured through programming with the help of 8 bit microprocessor.

3: After turn off, the appliance can be turned on again whenever its need arises.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sam March 27, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Wow.. thats great! I think 100% Off is a ideal form of a switch. Isn’t it?


2 admin March 27, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Hi sam thanks for dropping by!
Actually 100% Off is not a ideal switch. Basically it has got some relay system in it (which senses some time condition for the device in standby mode) due to which the device (in standby mode) gets turned off.


3 Bender March 29, 2009 at 11:44 am

If standby problem is representing 12% electricity consumption then there should be a mass implementation of 100% Off and only then i think this problem would be addressed.


4 admin March 29, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Welcome to VirginTech Bender.
You’re absolutely right, 100% Off’s mass implementation is really the need of the hour if we want to rectify this
standby problem.


5 luca June 5, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Standbystop .. it’s the real solution to energy saving.
The future technology is for ultra low power consumption and independent from the mains. The use of batteries for long time to save energy is real solution to save energy and money to zero co2 emissions.


6 Shahab Khan June 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Welcome to VirginTech Luca!
I’ll check it out this standbystop!


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