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Smart Strip LCG5 Energy Saving Power Strip with Autoswitching Technology and Modem/Coaxial Surge Protection
List Price: $66.12

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Product Description


With patented auto-switching technology that saves you money on electrical bills, the Smart Strip LCG5 Energy Saving Power Strip features 10 outlets that work in sync to efficiently power your electrical devices. Ideal for coaxial and phone lines, computer systems and home entertainment centers, this unique energy-saving power strip automatically switches devices on and off and uses less than one watt of power when fully energized. And with premium EMF/RFI filtering and 2875-joule protection to defend devices against surges, this strip keeps your valuable electronic equipment fully protected.

The Smart Strip LCG5
Energy Saving Power Strip:
  • Provides a safe, uninterrupted power supply
  • Provides modem/coaxial surge protection
  • Auto-switches devices on and off to save energy
  • Uses less than one watt of power when fully energized
  • Offers an EMI/RFI filter and 15 AMP circuit breaker
  • Delivers 2875-joule and 84,000 AMP protection

Ten outlets work in sync to power and protect your electrical devices. View larger.
Protection and Power-Efficiency Save You Money and Worry
You don't want your power strip to eat up power, but you also want assurance that your equipment is safe from harsh power surges. Ideal for coaxial and phone lines as well as computer systems and home entertainment centers, the Smart Strip LCG5 employs a proprietary auto-switching technology that automatically shuts down devices that are not in use, saving you money and reducing your overall energy usage.

The Smart Strip has 10 clearly marked outlets that you plug your computer or home entertainment center peripherals into. When you power down computer or stereo, the Smart Strip automatically shuts down the power to your computer's and entertainment's center peripherals. This unique feature not only saves you money and helps the environment, it also makes shutting down your systems fast and easy. The remaining four outlets include three constantly hot outlets, marked in red, and the master outlet that controls the six switched outlets, marked in blue.

Unlike most power strips, the Smart Strip itself uses very little energy. It uses one watt of power when fully engaged and less than 1/4 of a watt when the automatically switched outlets are off.

Advanced Surge Protection with Superior EMI/RFI Filter
Power strips without EMI/RFI (Electromagnetic Interference/Radio Frequency Interference) run the risk of allowing waves from one electronic device to cause malfunctions or interference in another. The Smart Strip LCG5 protects you from this risk with its advanced EMI/RFI filter, backed up by a 15 AMP circuit breaker and two frequency-sensitive RC filters that eliminate false switching. Plus, a passive current sensor ensures an ultra-safe, ultra-clean switching off and on of your peripherals, giving you added peace of mind that your valuable electronics will remain safe.

The possible hazards of power surges are further prevented with 2875-joule surge protection and 84,000 AMP protection, both of which employ a three-way design to give you the ultimate protection for your valuable equipment.

Designed for Convenience and Ease of Use
The Smart Strip LCG5's widely spaced, clearly marked outlets give you the space and ease to connect all necessary equipment. The four-way wall mountable design, 45-degree space-saver plug, and heavy-duty six-foot power cord offer the versatility to place the power strip wherever it is most convenient, so it never gets in the way of your footpath or your home d¨¦cor. A lighted power switch keeps the strip visible, so you're never left fumbling in the dark.The Smart Strip LCG5 is backed by a full two-year warranty for defects and includes a lifetime $30,000 connected equipment warranty.

What's in the Box
Smart Strip LCG5 Energy Saving Power Strip with Autoswitching Technology and Modem/Coaxial Surge Protection

  • Superior EMI/RFI filtering
  • Up to 60db line noise reduction
  • 84,000Amp, three-way protection
  • 4 way wall mountable
  • 2875 joules three-way protection

Customer Reviews:

  • smart strip
    I was happy with this product. I think it is useful in certain areas such as computers for the monitor, printer, speakers with cpu as the primary. Also, for televisions, with the speakers, dvd, vcr. It's not very useful for kitchen equipment due to the size. Wasn't very useful for the bedroom either due to the need for constant on for the clock, radio, light, and fan. I would suggest purchasing one and see how it works first then purchase more as needed. Energy savings have yet to be calculated but I imagine the strip will pay for itself in under a year. Which makes it worth it to me. Energy prices are only going to go up in time so controlling demand will be more important. Start now....more info
  • Good Luck- I threw mine away
    I wanted to use this with my Mac Mini. I have lots of peripherals like powered speakers, printer, powered USB hub, scanner, tape deck etc. Unfortunately the current draw from the Mac Mini isn't enough. The result is that despite tweaking the sensitivity settings the device, the outlets I was using for the peripherals wouldn't turn off. This problem is noted on their web site. Maybe I should have read it before buying? Anyway I called customer service got a call from a nice person and sent the unit back. I paid shipping, of course. When they received the unit they shipped the replacement. Perhaps I should mention that I spent a lot of time trying this and that trying to make it work.

    Unit 2 arrives and sort of works. That is I would get it to turn the automatic outlets on and off using the Mac Mini in the "control" outlet. When I started plugging in peripherals I got all sorts of strange behavior. Cycling on and off in the automatic outlets for one. Sometimes the automatic outlets just wouldn't switch off. It actually worked properly on occasion. The instruction manual tells you how to set the sensitivity but nothing about this sort of unexpected behavior. It seemed that it functioned better with fewer devices plugged in so I tried that using various combinations. I cycled the computer on and off dozens of times trying to find a consistent workable combination. I tried moving the Mac's external transformer away from the device, thinking there might be some sort of electromagnetic field interference. Ultimately nothing helped. Maybe it was defective but I didn't want to spend another $8 sending it back for a replacement.

    What I have ended up with is the use of a conventional power strip. I plug the computer into an "always on" outlet so that I can switch the peripherals without waiting for the computer to power down. That had been my goal from the start and a little thinking before ordering would have been a good idea.

    I did buy a "Kill a Watt" and found that the standby power draw of the peripherals is pretty low. Still, I like being able to easily shut them off.

    So after much time and frustration I discovered that I didn't really need a smart strip. I was happy when it came in the mail from Amazon and equally happy when I decided to cut my losses and frustration and toss it....more info
  • Smart Strip Energy Saving Power Strips
    It took a bit to adjust the unit, but it seems to work well. So well, I decided to buy another for my LCD television setup....more info
  • Works like a dream.
    No problems with these strips. Been actually buying them for presents to family members. My electric bill has actually been dropped at least [...] bucks (conservative estimate) a month with these things. Considering they are not much more expensive then normal power strips you can't really go wrong. I have them on my computers to turn off everything associated with the machine when it goes on standby and on my TV with a timer switch in between... meaning that EVERYTHING in my entertainment center is OFF and uses absolutely NO POWER for 2/3 of the day while I am asleep and at work. Everything is tied to the TV so if I shut off the TV, everything else is off as well... might as well be. You can chain two of these together to product interesting results as well for a media center. But I love the product. Easy to use; just use a screw driver to adjust shutdown settings. Plenty of ports and they are spread apart in areas for larger plugs which is GREAT! A smart solution compared to the energy saving strips that require USB connections....more info
  • It's ok.
    I plugged in the first one that was shipped to me only to hear a high frequency noise. I checked the manufacturers website and found out that the noise was due to a displaced filter that occasionally occurs during shipment. I returned the unit to Amazon, who promptly sent me a new one.

    The second unit worked as advertised. I thought that this would be a great way to turn off those energy drainers from my home theater setup. Unfortunately, I found out that many of the devices that I have require a trickle charge to maintain settings. When the devices were turned off, the clocks needed reset, the TV lost the channel settings, the media player required to scan the hard drive, etc, etc.

    I think the product does well for what it says to do. I do think that I fell into the trap of "save more money by reducing energy sucking appliances" mantra. The amount of energy saved could not compare to the cost and frustrations associated with this device. Furthermore, I would expect that a device that costs this much would not have filters so easily displaced during shipment. Poor quality control?

    It does what is says it does, but I would re-evaluate if the cost savings really match the price, in which my wouldn't.
    ...more info
  • not the best
    very sensitive: flicks on and off. and doesn't really work with a laptop....more info
  • Used for my computer system, of course
    I bought this to replace my ten-year-old current surge protector, and I love it. Like others have said, it is very simple to use. The CPU, of course, is in the "control" outlet and my monitor and printer are in the "switched" ones. The modem, my cell phone charger (I charge my cell phone on my computer desk) and the charger plug to my Nintendo DS are on the "constant hot" outlets, and sufficient space was provided for both of the chargers' adapter-like plugs, which was a definite plus. It seems like most surge protectors I have gotten never have enough room for all of that. I like how the unit gives a choice of having something switch off with the control plug or be constantly on.

    This didn't work right out of the box, though. At first, everything that was supposed to switch was remaining on. That was easily fixed by turning the small dial on the side just until the components that were supposed to be turned off did so. So, if this happens on your unit, don't be alarmed or think it's broken.

    Overall, I love it and I think it's a great idea. I went ahead and bought a different model from this line to go with the home entertainment system as well....more info