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Intelliplug - TV/Audio version

4.0 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number TVA105
Item Weight318 g
Product Dimensions11.2 x 10.9 x 9.4 cm
Item model numberTVA105
Item Package Quantity1
Plug FormatG - 3 pin British
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB00133OLI0
Best Sellers Rank 98,691 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight318 g
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Date First Available4 April 2008
  
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Green credentials

  • May help to save energy/water and reduce environmental impact




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    The Intelliplug is easy to use, saves energy (and money and carbon emissions) and is a great, simple product for the house. It reduces standby power usage in a very convenient way. You choose a "master appliance" (e.g. TV), plug this into the Intelliplug's master socket, then plug other appliances that are used with the TV into the Intelliplug's peripheral sockets (video, amplifier etc). When the TV is switched on, power is given to all the peripherals at the same time. When the TV is switched off, power is cut (after a short delay) to everything, and nothing is left on standby. You also get surge protection for all appliances plugged into the Intelliplug.

    The intelliplug itself consumes around 0.5 W, which is much less than the standby power typically used by TVs, amplifiers, videos/digiboxes etc. Standby usage for a group of TV related appliances should be cut by at least 95%.

    I bought both the desktop and TV/audio versions of the Intelliplug. Before I got them I wasn't sure about the differences between the versions, and there are two main differences. The basic functionality is the same: when the master appliance is switched on, power is supplied to the two peripheral sockets, and when the master appliance is switched off, all power is cut from all the sockets (nothing left on standby). The main difference is that the TV/audio version has a small attachment that responds to a remote control, so the switching on/off of the power to the sockets can be done with your TV remote. The other difference is that the TV/audio version has one of the two peripheral sockets dedicated to a Sky digibox (this socket is treated differently in the way it is powered down).
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    This is a smart little device that can not only save you money but can help save the planet too. It also lets you turn on complex A/V systems with a single press of a button.
    It looks a little bit like an old style three way mains adaptor. The TV set plugs into the top socket, one side socket supplies 'switched' power when the unit is 'on', and the other side socket supplies power all the time. With a six way junction block plugged into each side socket you can use it to feed power to anything from Freesat boxes to phone chargers.
    I plugged my Freesat box, amplifier and ambient lighting to the switched side, and my DVD recorder (which needs to be left on standby for late night recordings etc), laptop charger and phone charger into the unswitched side (for overnight charging). That still leaves me plenty of spare sockets on each side for adding extra devices.
    The Intelliplug comes with a small remote receiver unit wired to it. The last step in installation is to point your TV remote at it and follow a simple procedure which programmes the Intelliplug to recognise the 'on/off' signal from the remote. Then simply position the little receiver unobtrusively by the TV.
    When you press the TV 'on' button once everything turns on and the TV set comes on in 'standby'. A second press turns on the TV. When you've finished watching for the evening you press the TV 'off' button once. There's a delay of around 30 seconds (to allow sensitive electronics to power down gently, presumably) then everything on the 'switched' circuit turns off.
    The only reason I've rated this at four stars instead of five is that on two occasions I've turned it on and its mysteriously switched itself off again a minute later. Switching it on a second time seems to do the trick, and as long as this foible doesn't develop into a fault I'm very happy to keep using it.
    I'll be buying a couple more of these for other uses around the house.
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    I bought this to run my midi hi-fi system on. Unfortunately it would switch on and after a minute or so would switch itself off. Worked fine on the television, but not the hi-fi. I think the hi-fi did not draw enough power to tell the plug it was in use. On other equipment it would work fine. No problem returning or getting a refund.
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    So far, over the last 2 years or so, I have had around 4-5 of these units to let the TV control some AV equipment and the AV Amp to control other units.

    So far I have had most of them fail in somewhere between 1 month and 15 months - all with the same fault: the main unit can be switched on, but the auxiliary o/p power sockets are dead.

    Has been costing me more in original costs + replacements than the energy they might save.

    Cannot recommend anyone buying them

    Updated June 2014 - stopped using and disposed of mine a long time ago! :-(
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    By IntensiveCareNurse TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Jan. 2013
    There are now a lot of different versions of these energy saving devices.
    The very first was by a company called "Lime", and I got two free to try via an online promotion a few years ago & was initially very impressed. The "Lime" ones simply worked by turning a single socket on & off once you had commanded it via any single detected remote control key (off any remote control)...
    They did however prove themselves VERY unreliable, both failing completely within 2 years & becoming unresponsive to any remote signal, even following remote battery replacement.
    They both died in the same way and after about the same amount of use (one following the other).
    Because of this, I was put off the many similar units available, whilst simultaneously seduced by the cleverness & convenience of their design.
    I had to have something to replace the Lime unit, but it had to be more reliable seeing as I would now be paying my hard-earned readies!
    Enter the E-on powerdown plug, the benefits over other units being as follows;

    1) They are commanded specifically by the TV remote "standby" button. Press it once & the plug supplies the juice, but on standby only (it will shut down again shortly if you do nothing else)... Press "standby" again immediately, however & the TV is on permanently.
    Press "standby" again when you have finished viewing, and the TV goes into standby before the power shuts down completely & safely.
    This process (apparently) protects the delicate shutdown electronics in certain high-end TVs (not applicable to me as I am such a cheapskate I only replace my TVs when they expire & I still have one cathode-ray TV in the house that refuses to die)!!!
    I do use this with my newest 32" flat-screen TV, however...
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