Lifehacker Tip: Optimize Your Power Strip

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TreeHugger often suggests that turning off your power strip can save a lot of energy consumed by the phantom loads in so much electronic gear. I just did a quick check of my desk and found twelve devices plugged into three power bars with no rhyme nor reason; no wonder I don't practice what I preach. Gina at Lifehacker came up with four great suggestions:

-Separate the always-on devices from the shutoffable ones.
-Label the plugs.
-Put the stuff you unplug often in easy-to-reach positions.
-Position your gadgets for optimal usage.

Get the detail behind these simple and logical steps at ::Lifehacker

Tags: Electronics | Energy

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