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    Power detection

    I ran across this product today. I have no more information than what's on their web site, but in addition to it's intended purpose, it shouldn't be too difficult to interface them to HS to determine On/Off state of TVs and PCs. I don't know how flexible the TVTrickleSaver is, but it may work with other devices too.
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    I believe all they are is relays wired to the USB cable power lines...when no power to USB port (ie computer off [unless you have standby powered ports]) then they switch the relay off and whatever is connected to it also.

    I don't think they output any data whatsoever and are pretty simplistic.

    For the TV version you would have a current sensor (which you can build/get from ebay) which senses more than an amp or so, when that is sensed you get power to the socket.

    The only way I could see of interfacing them would be to plug a wall wart into the outlet socket, which in turn would be connected to a powerflash/similar? Then you could get an X10 command when the TV is switched on.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Uncle Michael View Post
      I ran across this product today. I have no more information than what's on their web site, but in addition to it's intended purpose, it shouldn't be too difficult to interface them to HS to determine On/Off state of TVs and PCs. I don't know how flexible the TVTrickleSaver is, but it may work with other devices too.
      you're referring to the Z-Wave products?

      The USB triggered power on/off gizmo - similar to the many USB-triggered power strips sold by Cyberguys and others

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        #4
        One of the easiest ways to sense power is to use a CRMagnet connected to a powerflash module. I have several of these in use for monitoring TV's, washing machine, and other device.
        -Rupp
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          #5
          Originally posted by Rupp View Post
          One of the easiest ways to sense power is to use a CRMagnet connected to a powerflash module. I have several of these in use for monitoring TV's, washing machine, and other device.
          Uncle Rupp, prey tell more, not about the powerflash, however, about the CRMagnet and how you have it working?
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            #6
            Gogs,
            See this thread for a picture I posted:
            http://board.homeseer.com/showthread...ight=CRmagnets

            The CRMagnets link is here:
            http://www.crmagnetics.com/newprod/splitco.asp
            I used the first one listed.
            -Rupp
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              #7
              Originally posted by Rupp View Post
              Gogs,
              See this thread for a picture I posted:
              http://board.homeseer.com/showthread...ight=CRmagnets

              The CRMagnets link is here:
              http://www.crmagnetics.com/newprod/splitco.asp
              I used the first one listed.
              Thanks Rupp.
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