Install "Smart" Plug strips to stop vampire loads

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When you turn off electronics, make sure they are really off. Many devices consume power all the time, such as monitors, printers, DVD players, and other home entertainment and office equipment. A smart power strip will ensure that these devices are not only protected against surges, but when the main device is shut off, power is also cut to selected ancillary equipment on the strip.

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