Crystal Acoustics CES-55-LL
Mains power adapters save energy by automatically switching off components in standby

Crystal Acoustics says its two new multi-socket, energy saving power adapters can help cut your electricity consumption by up to 30 per cent.

They turn off the power to devices connected to them when they are not in use buy overriding the standby mode. A Load Learning function enables the adapters to 'learn' the standby power level of the connected devices, and then cut off the power automatically .

They also have a single 'always on' socket for connecting devices that must always remain powered up, such as a Sky+ set-top box or PVR. And they include surge protection to prevent damage from electrical spikes.

There are two models, both costing £14.99: the CES-5R-LL Remote Control and the CES-5S-LL UK. The former allows any device to be switched back on with the use of its remote control, the latter by using a table switch.

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