Got2beGreen was given the opportunity to do a product review of The Belkin Conserve Surge Protector with remote power switch. I decided to test the device for over a month and it’s time to reveal the results.
Having a background in Information Technology I am very familiar with Belkin products. I have overall found Belkin products to be well made and reliable, and the Belkin Conserve Surge Protector has lived up to my expectations.
More and more people are aware that devices around the house left plugged in but powered off are in fact still drawing power. This “vampire” power consumption not only increases the family electric bill, but it also contributes to increased levels of CO2 in the air since the power producers add to the demand on the grid. Many of these devices around the house are electronics which are usually plugged into surge protectors safeguarding them from electric spikes. Since most, if not all these surge protectors have a power switch built in, turning them off would be very easy and would reduce vampire power consumption. However, the problem is that many of these surge protectors are not located in the most convenient place making access to their power buttons inconvenient, but Belkin thought of that!!
The Belkin Conserve comes with a remote power switch (imagine a very big light switch) which means it makes turning off the switch extremely convenient. The remote is rated to 60ft or 18 meters and has a wall mount making it easy to place next to a light switch so the family can remember to power it off along with the lights. The remote utilizes radio frequency technology which means you do not have to point the remote at the Conserve Surge Protector to switch it on or off. Another feature is that if you own more than one Conserve Surge Protector, they can all be controlled by one remote. With other surge protectors users are hesitant to turn the whole strip off because some electronic items like TiVo or an Internet router require constant power. Belkin thought of this too. On each Belkin Conserve two of the outlets are always on, leaving a flow of power even when the remote switch is off.
Other features of the Belkin Conserve include:
• 1000 Joules of surge protection and $100,000 Connected Equipment Warranty
• Safety slides that cover unused outlets on the surge protector to protect it from dust or small children
• Solid construction which allows the device to get banged by furniture or dropped without breaking
• A clip located on the end of the device allowing power cords to be neatly wrapped around
Please visittheir site for detailed information on the Belkin Conserve Surge Protector; this is a top notch product that will pay for itself in reduced electric bills and while also to minimize vampire power