The energyEGG features a double-tap setting that allows you to control some adaptors (or light switches) independently from others. So, if you double-tap the energyEGG, some appliances will come on but not others. Pretty useful, right? You can set this up by putting the adaptor into learn mode as normal, then double-tapping the energyEGG button.
The energyEGG will only switch off appliances that you connect to it. There are some appliances that you will want switched off (eg. Television, hair straighteners, floor lamp) and some that you will want left on (eg. Sky/Freeview box, alarm clock, fridge). Take some time to think through what you do and don’t want to connect.
There are some appliances that you may want to switch off at the end of the day, but not automatically over the course of the day (eg. Wireless Router). You can set these up on a HOME OFF setting, to ensure that they do not turn off automatically. You can set adaptors to do this by holding down the energyEGG button for 6-8 seconds when in learn mode.
The best way to maximise your savings from one energyEGG is to use an energyEGG power strip. However, you can plug any regular power strip into the energyEGG control adaptor. You can then control multiple devices from one socket – ideal for those big clusters of electronics (such as your Television, DVD player etc).
Want to use your energyEGG with a computer, but worried about losing data? Not a problem – it’s easy to set up your energyEGG to work safely with your computer. Simply set the computer to go into sleep mode after a period of time, and then set the energyEGG timer to a slightly longer period. Your computer will now go to sleep before the energyEGG switches it off, ensuring a safe shutdown with no loss of data.