ASMO Charger ends vampire power draw and helps prevent home fires

June 9, 2015 by  
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After his fiancee’s home was burned to the ground by a mobile phone charger that was left plugged in, Finland-based Asmo Saloranta decided to create a charger that not only helps prevent fires, but puts an end to vampire power draw. A recent study by the National Resources Defense Council found that vampire power – the energy used by chargers and devices plugged in but not in use – costs Americans a total of $19 billion dollars each year. Enter the ASMO Charger, the device that puts a stop to vampire draw.  After achieving funding in just 9 hours on Indiegogo , the charger is ready for manufacturing and taking pre-orders. Manufacturing starts this summer and chargers will be delivered in October. Each charger is manufactured in Finland, despite the fact that many told Asmo that manufacturing there would be too expensive. “There is a reason why it’s much cheaper to manufacture electronics in some countries, because in there child labor is cheap, energy from coal power plants is cheap and humans do not have any value,” says Asmo Saloranta. “The costs of manufacturing in Finland are higher, but the ethical and the moral comfort are more important to me. I wanted to sleep my nights well, and I do.” If you want to nab your own ASMO Charger check out the Indiegogo campaign. + ASMO Charger on Indiegogo The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ASMO , ASMO Charger , device charging , eco charging , eco device charging , green power , Indiegogo campaigns , mobile device charging , power draw , reader submission , Vampire Power , vampire power draw

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Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

May 14, 2015 by  
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Your mother probably taught you to turn off the light when you leave a room. Why waste money and energy when you’re not using it, right? Well, there are lots of other sneaky ways that we’re wasting electricity, and it’s costing us big time. Vampire power, or standby power, is the energy wasted by appliances and other electronic gadgets that are drawing power when not actually in use. It’s costing Americans $19 billion annually, according to a new report from the National Resources Defense Council. Read the rest of Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: how to lower utility bill , how to lower your electric bill , how to save energy , how to save money on electricity , standby power , Vampire Power , wasted energy , wasted power

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New Energy Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

January 27, 2012 by  
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We have all heard the phrases “phantom power” and “vampire energy” about a million times and yet the problem still exists – we simply can’t figure out how to remember to unplug our battery chargers and other electronics when we are done with them. The State of California has decided that instead of trying to change the stubborn behavior of humans, they’re going to change the behavior of the chargers . In 2013 the state will introduce new battery charger standards that will reduce overall consumption by up to 40%, save enough energy to power 350,000 homes, save Californians $300 million in energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by one million metric tons. Read the rest of New Energy Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , California , california energy , california energy policy , california energy savings , california power , california wasted energy , energy grid , phantom energy , phantom power , power grid , renewable energy , saving energy , vampire energy , Vampire Power , wasted energy

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The PumPing Tap is a Smart Concept Socket That Ejects Your Appliances When You Forget to Unplug Them

January 4, 2012 by  
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The PumPing Tap might be just the green gadget that phantom power regulators have been looking for. It’s a smart socket that knows when you’ve turned your appliances off and if you don’t pull the plug out after ten minutes it pops your vampire power sucking cord right out. The concept was just honored with a Red Dot Design Concept Award for its innovative thinking around power use, and we have to say that we’d buy it for sure if it becomes a real product. Read the rest of The PumPing Tap is a Smart Concept Socket That Ejects Your Appliances When You Forget to Unplug Them Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: appliance plugs , cut home energy use , electrical socket , energy use , phantom power , pumping socket , pumping tap , smart electrical socket , smart socket , Vampire Power , wasted energy

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Ward off Evil Vampire Power With Crucifix Power Bar

August 31, 2010 by  
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Nothing wards off vampire power better than a crucifix powerstrip. Alexander Pincus of Means of Production delivers with a 12 outlet cruciform surge protector that accommodates oversize adapters and provides comprehensive protection from evil, power surges, and AC contamination. ..

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AT&T Unveils ZERO, a Charger that Eliminates Vampire Power

March 19, 2010 by  
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Did you know that when a phone charger is plugged into an outlet, it still uses power even if not hooked up to a phone? It may not seem like a lot of electricity, but factor in all Americans who engage in this lazy behavior, and the stats are truly shocking: All that wasted juice is enough to power 24,000 homes each year, or brew three-to-four million cups of coffee every day! Luckily, AT&T has a solution. This May, the company will start selling its ZERO charger , a mobile phone charger that eliminates vampire power consumption and charges phones more efficiently

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Finally, A No-Draw Charger

March 18, 2010 by  
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AT&T has just announced a USB-based telephone charger that does not pull electricity from the wall when it’s not charging a phone. I don’t know about you, but my charger is plugged in 100% of the time. That charger pulls a tiny amount of energy from the wall 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

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LED Lighting Would Save America $120 Billion

March 16, 2010 by  
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A Department of Energy report on light emitting diode (LED) technology has some pretty startling numbers to digest.

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World’s Smallest Portable Printer Doesn’t Use Ink

February 1, 2010 by  
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Computing on-the-go couldn’t be easier with the bevvy of smart phones , laptops and netbooks on the market. But printing documents while away from the home or office is a whole ‘nother story — until now.

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TrickleStar Adds New Energy-Saver Tool To Line-Up – The TrickleStrip

January 27, 2010 by  
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Images via TrickleStar The name is questionable – I keep wanting to read it as TickleStrip, making it sound like some sort of toy we’d list in this buy guide , or something Sami would write about – but actually, it has nothing to do with that . TrickleStar is a company we first saw at

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