Save energy with TED 1000

TED 1000

I already posted about about gadget Kill-A-Watt which can be plugged between outlet and an appliance and measure how much energy the appliance takes. TED 1000 does similar work but for whole house. Actually, it’s a simple home energy monitor that allows you to see electricity usage in real-time. The TED 1000 includes 2 basic components – a transmitter (should be installed in your main circuit) and a display unit which can be plugged into any outlet in the home. So, There are no wires to run. Data is transmitted over existing wiring in your home every 1 second, so no matter where you plug TED’s display in, it receives the data – in a real time.

The TED 1000 has a big LCD display where it shows current voltage, current wattage (KWH), peak for month, peak day, KWH today, KWH month, KWH Month To Date, KWH Projected. It also has the ability to show real-time cost. But you should program the rates into the TED. Additionally, device features serial port. So when API will be published it can be included into your home automation system.

With a price $139.95 the TED 1000 can help you save up to $50 per month (according to mavromatic’s worlds). Moreover saving the energy you make our planet more green. Sure one person cannot clean whole world but together we can.

[via Mavromatic]

Bye Bye Standby


Once I already wrote about Elecrtisave – small gadget which monitors using of electricity to reduce the bill and save ecology. Here is an another device – Bye Bye Standby. It may do the same just avoiding to waste the power in Standby Mode. You need just plug a Smart Socket into a mains wall socket and plug an electrical appliance into it. Make sure the Green Switch and the Smart Socket are set to the same House Code and Appliance Number – for example ‘A1’. You can now switch your appliances on and off wirelessly from up to 30m away using the Green Switch – by doing so you will avoid leaving your devices on standby.
Using this gadget may save up to £38 from your electricity bill per year. Actually, it’s not so big amount. Moreover, if you have some devices such as PVR which are switched on according to some events or scheduler or your PC goes to hibernate mode instead of shutdown, it isn’t appropriate solution for you.

[via AutomatedHome]