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.