Bye Bye Standby Energy Saving Kit
Bye Bye Standby is the UK’s best selling energy-saving solution, designed to reduce the daily energy consumption of electrical devices. Bye Bye Standby works by completely cutting power to the devices plugged into it when they're not in use, thus saving the power that these devices would otherwise have consumed in Standby Mode. Households in the UK now spend around 10% of their electricity bill on standby power, with the average household having up to 12 gadgets left on standby or charging at any one time (Source: Energy Saving Trust). Bye Bye Standby is a simple and effective way to save energy, carbon emissions and money. Simply plug your Bye Bye Standby socket into a mains wall socket and plug an electrical appliance directly into it. With the choice of either using the Bye Bye Standby remote control (supplied with kit) or a simple wall switch, you can turn individual or grouped appliances on or off at the push of a button (up to 30 metres away). It will even work through walls and ceilings! Additional Bye Bye Standby sockets, remote controls and switches can be purchased separately to suit your individual needs.
Bye Bye Standby can be used in both a home or office environment and can be used with any of the following: television, DVD player, set-top box, MP3 player, VCR player, stereo, printer, lights, games console, computer, monitor, phone charger, scanner, fax machine & much more...
Can we really afford to standby?
NZ safety standards
- Voltage: 240VAC/50Hz
- Maximum load: 3000W (13A)
- On/off indication: LED
- Remote range: up to 30m
- Battery type: 12VDC/MN21
Hacking and modification
These power outlets have now been cracked, and with can be individually addressed with up to 16 million addresses. Easily enough run off a PICAXE and a 433MHz module means students and hobbyists can switch 240v safely and with ease.