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Bye Bye Standby Energy Saving Kit


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  • Easy 'Plug and Play' installation - does not require additional wiring
  • Manual override - smart sockets can still be controlled manually
  • Compatible with any appliance up to 1000W, or 3000W with heavy duty socket
  • Group on/off function
  • Up to 30 meter remote control and up to 64 selective 'House Codes'
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number BBSB
Item Weight299 g
Product Dimensions20.4 x 15.4 x 8 cm
Item model number5060048480009
  
Additional Information
ASINB000Q2NO7S
Best Sellers Rank 38,300 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight299 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2006
  
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Product Description

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Bye Bye Standby is a brand new energy saving solution designed to reduce the daily energy consumption of electrical devices. Bye Bye Standby works by completely cutting power to the devices when they're not in use, thus saving the power that these devices would otherwise have consumed in Standby Mode. Bye Bye Standby is a new way to save energy, carbon emissions and money.How to use Bye Bye Standby... Simple plug and play operation... Simply plug a Smart Socket into a mains wall socket and plug an electrical appliance into it.Make sure the Green Switch and the Smart Socket are set to the same ‘House Code’ eg. A1.You can now switch your appliances on and off wirelessly from up to 30m away and by doing so you will avoid leaving them on standby.Facts… The average household wastes £37 each year by leaving appliances on standby. Across the UK this is equivalent to the annual output of about 2½ 700MW power stations.Households in the UK now spend around 10% of their electricity bill on standby power.The average household has up to 12 gadgets left on standby or charging at any one time.Source: Energy Saving Trust.THE PACK CONTAINS ONE REMOTE AND ONE SOCKET.

Box Contains

  • 3 x Bye Bye Standby Smart Socket
  • 1 x Bye Bye Standby Remote Control


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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By liverpool-fan on 24 Feb. 2008
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    i use this to switch on my wireless netgear router and ntl modem from anywhere i am in the house also working on a squeezebox mp3 streamer upstairs. just the answer to my prayers this as saved me many a trip down stairs to turn on my network when i want to listen to internet radio in bed.

    get the three pack if you want to wireless opperate you wireless network and internet radio. also good idea to get a second remote control to keep upstairs and one downstairs. i have also put one on my 5 plug mains tower so i do not have to switch the wall socket on at the mains ever time i want to use my computer i just press the remote(easy saves bending down if you have a disability).

    fantastic at this price i say just to save the trips up and down the stairs.

    update to this review ater 4 months ..

    i am finding these plug's are failing to turn on, i am not sure why but i have two now that have failed that light up but will not let the power flow with the remote control. as any others had this fault with there plugs ? if you have please add a review. will have to see how i can send them back for repair or replacement..

    looks like a major fault to me as the light on the front dims faulty with no power flowing...
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    71 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Lanius on 13 Aug. 2009
    If you want to use this as a remote-controlled switch for a device that draws more than a few watts, then it's probably fine. As some have pointed out, there is no override at the socket to avoid finding the remote, but at least this one has separate buttons for "ON" and "OFF", unlike some other remotes which have only a toggle action.

    But it's the implied claim that using this device will save energy compared to leaving a device on standby that is unsupportable. The claims about energy savings are even more specific at the manufacturer's website, but nowhere on that website could I find quoted the energy consumption of THIS device. I have similar devices from other manufacturers, and they typically run at about 0.6 Watt to 1 Watt, which is disappointing. Eventually I found the manufacturer's forum where someone had already asked this question, and the answer is 0.7 Watts, much as I expected.

    Now the manufacturer's website (on the "Home Energy Wastage Calculator" page) claims a "typical modern TV set" draws 6.5 Watts in standby. Well I have a 19" Sharp (0.2 Watts in standby) and a 40" Toshiba (0.6W in Standby). Not much saving to be had there, I would use more energy (and lose much convenience) by adding one of these devices !

    Their next example is set-top boxes, here 9.3 Watts is claimed as typical by the manufacturer of this device. I just measured two of mine, a very new Humax (0.5 Watts) and a not very new DGStation (3.0 Watts). Well I could perhaps save a bit by using this on the older box. But mostly it needs to be kept in standby to record programmes, so in fact the "Bye Bye Standby" is going to be worse than useless here, too.

    Right the way down their list the inflated estimates of standby power continue.
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    88 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 28 Aug. 2007
    This product is easy to use. It takes just 1 minute to assign all the sockets to your codes on the remote. You can set all three to be on the same code at different locations around the house (lamps etc) or set each one individually for selective control (Satellite, DVD, lamp etc).

    The switching units are narrow and will fit perfectly on a multi-way mains lead which means you can have them sited side-by-side on a 4 or 6 way gang behind the TV thus not needing to worry about socket width.

    The remote is discrete yet fully functioned.

    This is a well designed product. There are many house codes to select from. Ideal for having one downstairs for the TV and another upstairs for the PC.

    This product goes beyond energy saving - the remote lets you control everyday items - Xmas lights, all forms of mains lighting and other devices where the mains socket is hidden behind a piece of furniture for example. This is the remote controlled system to end them all.
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    35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A. Patterson on 16 Sept. 2008
    I bought Bye Bye Standby primarily to enable me to switch my broadband router and modem on and off over night. Being in a slightly inaccessible location downstairs, I very rarely bothered to go and switch them off despite the fact that they were burning electricity round the clock. Buying the triple-pack allowed me to also control the computer, monitor and speakers, as well as my TV, set top box and aerial amplifier. Individually, few of these things were drawing much current, but by using a trailing socket and plugging in several devices, a worthwhile saving can be made. I still have to switch my speakers off the old-fashioned way because they make a loud noise when switched on and off at the mains. This can't really be blamed on BB Standby as it is beyond its control, but bear in mind that if you want to control speakers with it, that they won't quietly switch on or off.

    The product itself is well made and easy to set up and use. The useful 'group' function allows my computer and router to be switched on together, but I can also switch the router off if I'm not using the Internet. As others have noted, it would be useful to have a switch on the plug unit itself for when the remote is not to hand, but otherwise the design is good and the units respond instantly and reliably to the remote, even through floors and walls. These units are for relatively low draw (4 amps, I think) so don't plug in too much stuff. A higher capacity unit is available from the same company.

    The environmental credentials of the system seem to be somewhat overstated. The units are made in China and delivered in a tough plastic blister pack, a fact which is promoted as 'secure' on the company web site.
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