updated 04:25 pm EDT, Tue September 29, 2009
Belkin intros energy-conserving power bar
Belkin on Tuesday announced the release of its Conserve Surge with Timer power bar, which has a built-in timer to eliminate power draw when an office workstation is not in use. The power bar is meant for but not limited to use in offices, where IT energy costs are unnecessarily high due to the phantom power draw from turned off devices or computers in standby mode. Related devices such as printers, lamps, speakers, scanners and other accessories are also disconnected from the electrical outlet when the timer runs out.
The Conserve Surge with Timer has six auto off outlets that are controlled by the timer, while two outlets remain powered all the time. Each of the six timed outlets can be turned on or off, with the power eliminated after 11 hours. Employees and IT managers are warned by a blinking LED on each of the six buttons that the power is about to be cut off. There is a main on/off button that has an extension, allowing it to sit on a user's desktop to control all six timed outlets.
The Conserve Surge with Timer is now available, priced at $35.