Energy Saving Trust Recommended

 
 
Green Plug is Energy Saving Trust Recommended

Under the Energy Saving Trust Recommended scheme only products that meet strict criteria on energy efficiency can carry the logo. Green Plug is one of those products recommended.

 
 

Energy Saving Trust Verified

 
 
Energy Saving Trust Verified

The Energy Saving Trust has produced a number of saving statements to illustrate the affect that Green Plug devices have within the home upon our energy bills and CO2 footprint.

 

By using comparative examples it allows consumers to visualise a usually abstract concept such as CO2 emissions into something more tangible.

 
 
Energy Saving Trust Verified

Did you know that printers use energy even when they aren't printing?
This wasted energy stacks up whilst you work from home. The Green Plug cuts the waste and could save you around 630g CO2 if you work at home once a week for a year, that's enough to fill a wheelie bin.

 
 
 
 

How much could the UK save?

 
 

If Green Plugs were used on the ten appliances tested in every UK household it would mean for the UK as a whole...

 

arrow We could save over 5000GWh of electricity per year.*

 

arrow This is equivalent to reducing the energy needed from coal fired power stations by at least 4.72%.*

 

arrow The average CO2 saving per household is almost 104kg CO2 per year. This equates to a saving of over 2.7 Billion kg CO2 emissions per year for the UK.*

 
 

If we fitted Green Plugs to more appliances than the ten tested in our trials the savings would be even greater.

 
 
 

Want to know more?

 
 

VIDEO GUIDES - Green Plug:

Real Life Energy Saving With Logicor Products:

Real-Life-Energy-Saving-With-Logicor-Products

A short video to show you what energy savings can be achieved by simply using Logicor products in an office.

 

How to change a fuse in the Logicor Green Plug:

How to change a fuse in the Logicor Green Plug

A short video to show you how to change a fuse in a Logicor Green Plug.

 

How to wire a Logicor Green Plug:

How to wire a Logicor Green Plug

Wiring a Green Plug is as simple as wiring a traditional 3-Pin Plug.
This short video guide takes you through the simple process step by step.

 

How Green Plugs are tested for timer accuracy:

How Green Plugs are tested for timer accuracy

Green Plug test rigs for individual plug time testing. Each plug is tested 5 times on these rigs and the times entered into a spread sheet. The spread sheet will then tell you what value time sticker to put on that plug or if the plug is to be rejected.

 

Automated testing of the Logicor Green Plug:

Automated testing of the Logicor Green Plug

This video shows how automated testing of the Logicor Green Plug is done so that we can check durability of the Green Plug.

 

How we test a Logicor Green Plug to destruction:

How we test a Logicor Green Plug to destruction

Testing of the Green Plug to make sure the product exceeds stated life expectancy. We expect the mechanical components within a Green Plug to perform to well over 100,000 uses so we test them further to 250,000 uses.

 

Information about Logicor Green Plug:

Information about Logicor Green Plug

The Logicor team at work in the office looking at concepts. We are a research and development company creating new products all of the time. The Green Plug is one of those products.

 

A Green Plug In Action:

A Green Plug In Action

A short video to show a Green Plug in action when connected to a lamp.

 
 

VIDEO GUIDES - Green Wall Socket:

A Logicor Green Wall Socket In Action:

A Logicor Wall Green Socket In Action

A short video to show how a Logicor Green Wall Socket works.

 
 

VIDEO GUIDES - Green Adaptor:

How to use a Logicor Green Adaptor:

How to use a Logicor Green Adaptor

This video shows you how to use your Logicor Green Adaptor. It will show you how easy it is to save energy.

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q1. Can I fit the Green Plug to any electrical device in the UK?

Yes, you can fit the Green Plug to any 13amp appliance in the UK.

 

Q2. How do you fit the Green Plug to an appliance?

How to wire a Logicor Green Plug

Wiring a Green plug is as simple as wiring a traditional 3-Pin Plug.
This short video guide takes you through the simple process step by step.

 

Q3. How long will a Green Plug last?

A Green Plug will last 20 years but misuse could shorten this life.

 

Q4. Is the Green Plug available in formats for other countries?

Yes the Green Plug is available in other country formats but won't be on sale in those formats until the middle of 2012.

 

Q5. Where is the Green Plug made?

The Green Plug and its sister products are being made in China, Scotland and shortly the USA. Other locations will follow in 2012.

 

Q6. What time increments are the Green Plugs available in?

Green Plugs are available in 1 minute increments from 5 minutes upwards to approximately 90 minutes. Other times will be added later in 2012.

 

Q7. How much energy can a Green Plug save me?

That very much depends on what you have attached it to and how you use that device. In field trials of ten appliances we found that a single Green Plug will save you over 40% of the energy used by that appliance. By way of an example for a game console the trials showed an average saving of £114.16 over the life of the Green Plug (calculated at 15.9p per kWh of electricity).

 

Q8. What colour is the Green Plug available in?

The Green Plug is currently available in white with a limited number of black units now hitting the market. Later on during the year this will expand or if a large enough order is placed then we will make whatever colour the customer wishes.

 

Q9. How many Green Plugs have been made already?

If you go to www.green-plug.co.uk and hit the word "Counter" and the bottom of the page it will display the number of plugs made and the amount of CO2 they are saving.

 

Q10. Do the Green Plugs have British Safety Standards?

The Green Plug has passed all UK safety standards and is RoHS and REACH approved also.

 

Q11. Are Green Plugs Energy Saving Recommended?

Yes the Green Plug is an Energy Saving Recommended product approved by the Energy Saving Trust.

 

Q12. Are Green Plugs waterproof?

No, the Green Plug, like any other standard plug, is not waterproof.

 

Q13. How much electicity does a Green Plug use?

A Green Plug uses no electricity at all. It is an air driven product.

 

Q14. How do I programme the time delay for a Green Plug?

Green Plugs have a fixed time delay and cannot be programmed by the user. It's set at the factory so you simply choose the time setting to fit your needs.

 

Q15. What if I choose the wrong time setting for my Green Plug?

You have two choices:
The first is to purchase a new Green Plug with a more appropriate time delay. Your existing Green Plug can then be removed and fitted to another appliance that better suites the time delay you have selected.

The second option is to continue to use your Green Plug on the existing appliance but push the Green Plug in at the end of its timer duration to restart the timer action again. It is so easy to use that most people take the second option.

 

Q16. Can I activate the Green Plug in with my feet or walking stick?

You can push the Green Plug in with almost anything and these two are certainly on the list of things that people have used in the past.

 

Q17. I have my Green Plug connected to a convector heater and after a while it gets warm, is this normal?

Yes, this is perfectly normal on high wattage appliances like heaters.

 

Q18. I've just purchased my Green Plug and put it on my appliance. I'm not getting the time delay stated on the plug. Is there something wrong with my Green Plug?

No, your Green Plug is fine. Your Green Plug will need to be compressed a few times after which normal operation will resume. If your Green Plug continues to give the wrong timer delay you can contact Logicor for a refund or replacement Green Plug as described in the 'Refund Policy'.

 

Q19. My Green Plug time delay sometimes changes by a few seconds, is this normal?

Yes this is normal and is down to how you press the Green Plug (try pressing it down and holding it for 2 seconds and then releasing it) and very quick changes in atmospheric pressure. Also make sure that you press the Green Plug all the way down until it stops.

 

Q20. Can I use a 10 minute plug on any other appliance apart from the Iron?

Yes, the appliance and timings on the box are just guidelines.

 

Q21. Can I be sure that the Green Plug will turn off my appliance at the predetermined time?

Yes, but please be aware that there is a 15% tolerance rate.

 

Q22. Can I remove the plug from one appliance and fit it onto another appliance without this affecting the timing mechanism?

Yes, it is perfectly safe to change the Plug to another appliance without this affecting the time of your Green Plug.

 

Q23. If I fit a Green Plug would this affect the warranty of my appliance, should my appliance become faulty?

Fitting the Green Plug does not affect your warranty.

 

Q24. Does an iron have to have a 5-10 minute Green Plug or can I fit a longer time plug?

You can fit any time duration Green Plug to any appliance, our timer guidelines are meant to be used only as guidance. For example, you could fit a 15-minute Green Plug to an iron and unplug or switch off your iron manually if you finish using the iron before the 15 minutes are over. Your Green Plug timer will continue to retract until the 15 minutes are reached without using any electricity because it is air-driven. You still have the added safety benefit that if you forget to turn off the iron yourself, then Green Plug will automatically switch it off completely after 15 minutes.

 

Q25. Could a child activate the Green Plug?

Yes, if the plug was at a height where a child could reach, the plug could be activated.

 

Q26. If I activated my Green Plug and decided that I would like my appliance to be on for a longer period of time, do I have to wait until the plug is fully retracted before I can reset the appliance?

No, if you decide that you require a longer time just fully depress the Green Plug to return to the full time.

 

Q27. Should my Green Plug fail can I have a replacement or my money back?

Yes, we would either replace your Green Plug or give a full refund plus postage costs. Please refer to our website for our full Refund Policy.

 

Q28. Can I be fully confident that if I leave the house leaving an appliance on with a Green Plug fitted, the appliance will turn off at the selected time?

Yes, as well as saving energy the Green Plug works as a safety device and will give peace of mind if appliances such as hair straighteners are left on after leaving home.

 

Q29. I have elderly parents, would the Green Plug be a device they could understand and use with ease?

Yes, the simple push and go mechanism makes the plug easy to use. Also the plug is ideal for elderly people who may forget to turn off their appliances.

 
 
 
 

How much could you save?

 
 
Imperial College Report Jan 2010

Wasted energy is costing UK households an average
of £365 per year

This is according to research carried out by Professor Martin Crowder of Imperial College London into a ComRes survey researching energy wastage, on behalf of Logicor Ltd.

 
 
Imperial College Report Jan 2011

On average the Green Plug reduces electricity consumption on appliances by 41% and up to 92% on some appliances.
This is the finding of a second report carried out in January 2011 by Professor Martin Crowder of Imperial College London into Green Plug trials on 415 UK household appliances in 64 homes.

 
 

Installing the Green Plug on electrical appliances in your home could save you up to £200 per year on your energy bills.

Take a closer look at those ten appliances trialled to see what savings you could make on your energy bills and on your CO2 emissions.

Appliance Potential savings
Lamp Savings
40.2%
Game Station Savings
58.0%
Clothes Iron Savings
17.3%
Microwave Savings
35.4%
Mobile Phone Charger Savings
26.4%
PC Screen Savings
33.9%
Printer Savings
92.5%
Hair Appliance Savings
26.7%
Laptop Savings
25.6%
Bedroom TV Savings
53.6%
 
 
 
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Worldwide PCT/GB2007/003786 and Great Britain 0619982.2 Patents Pending.
 
USA 12/442479 & Hong Kong 07824040.5 Patents Pending.
 
EU Patent No: 70824040.5. All products have further patents pending in Australia, China and India.
 
Registered Design number 4009542.
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