Monday, April 26, 2010

Energy Parasites

Are you plugged in? If you have ever left rechargers or unused appliances plugged into the electrical outlet, you may be in for a bit of a shock.

The U.S. Department of Energy tells us that not only do appliances continue to draw electricity while the products are turned off, but in the average home nearly 75% of all electricity used to power electronics is consumed by products that are switched off. Only 5% of the power drawn by a cell phone charger is used to charge the phone. The other 95% is wasted when it is left plugged into the wall.

A new solution for those too busy or lazy to plug and unplug chargers is the Powermat. The mat uses magnetic induction and Powermat technology to charge your handheld devices wirelessly. Connect your devices to a Powermat receiver and place it on the Powermat surface to start charging. A magnetic attraction between every Receiver and each access point on every Mat assures that alignment is precise and the most efficient charging will occur.

This is one of the keys to the Powermat system’s ability to charge your devices faster than the original power adapter. Communication between the Mat and the Receiver allows the mat to deliver an exact amount of power for the proper length of time so that the transfer of power is safe and efficient and no energy is wasted. When a device reaches full charge, power is shut off to that device to save energy. No more energy parasites!

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