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.

 
 

Specifications:

 
  • Ratings: AC 100V - 240V / 50 - 60HZ / Maximum 13A.
  • Power rating: 0.2W - 3120W.
  • Voltage rating: 90V - 250V (tolerance: ±(1% +1)).
  • Current rating: 0A - 13A (tolerance ±(1.5%+25)).
  • Operating temperature: -10ºC to +40ºC.
  • Humidity: 85% RH.
  • Up to altitude of 2000m (indoor use).
  • Time's stated on the box are accurate to plus or minus 15% on average.
  • Constant time delay achieved after first few uses.
  • Note differences in ambient temperature and pressure could have a minor effect on the plug times.
 
 

Energy saver, safety & convenience in one...

 

Green Plug is designed to switch off electrical appliances that are either accidentally left switched on or normally left on standby for long periods of time.

 
 

Energy saving

 

Each Green Plug has an integrated air-driven timer function that switches off the power supply completely and automatically after a predetermined duration. Because it is air-driven you can be sure that the Green Plug and any connected appliances consume zero electricity when switched off. Standby energy drain is now a thing of the past and your carbon emissions are reduced!

 
 

energy savings

 
 

Safety first

 

Green Plug carries British Safety Standards approval and provides a valuable ally to the smoke or fire alarm. Potential fire risk devices in the home such as an electric blanket, hot-iron or hair-curlers will be automatically and completely switched off from the power supply after a predetermined duration by the Green Plug when you forget to unplug them yourself.

Green Plug avoids those panic moments when you've dashed off to the shops or gone out for the evening and can't remember if you switched off the iron or not.

 
 

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.

 
 

Push and go

 

With a simple push of the plug, the built in timer starts a count-down and switches off the power completely after a predetermined duration. Plugs are available with different pre-set durations suited to different consumer needs. Below are suggested time settings for popular appliances.

 
 

Suggested time settings:

Appliance Time Range
Iron 5 - 15 mins
Pair of hair straighteners 5 - 10 mins
Microwave oven 10 - 15 mins
Printer 10 - 20 mins
Set of hair curlers 15 - 25 mins
Deep fat fryer 15 - 25 mins
Convector heater 15 - 35 mins
Hi-Fi 20 - 35 mins
Pair of PC or MP3 speakers 20 - 40 mins
Electric blanket 20 - 45 mins
Lamp 30 - 40 mins
TV in a bedroom or child's room 30 - 50 mins
Battery charger 30 - 60 mins
 
 

Compatibility

 

Whilst Green Plug will work with almost all appliances, please note that there are some appliances that are not designed to be shut off in an abrupt manner or not at all. These include projectors, PC towers, bedside clocks, fridges, freezers etc. Please read the instructions supplied by the manufacturer when deciding to fit a Green Plug to that appliance.

If you require any advice or guidance please fell free to contact your retailer or e-mail us direct on info@green-plug.co.uk and we will be happy to assist.

 
 

Testing

 

The Green Plug is tested very rigorously to ensure that it meets the highest quality and standards possible.

The plugs have successfully passed EN55014-1 2006 and EN55014-2: 1997, it has also passed BS5733/A, BS1363, BS EN 60730-2-7 and is RoHS compliant and CE marked. It meets all relevant safety standards in the UK but, we still test further with plugs going through simulated 15 years of use on test rigs such as the one below as part of our own in house testing to ensure quality.

 
 
 
copyright © green plug 2013 All Rights Reserved. Company registration No: 6606306.
 
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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