Esocket by Efergy

Brand: Efergy

Attributes: Energy Saving

Description: Efergy’s Esocket is a plug-in energy monitor for your home or office to measure how much electricity different appliances and gadgets use.

The Esocket displays voltage (V), current (A), frequency (Hz), current power consumption (W), highest power consumption (Hi W), lowest power consumption (Lo W), unit price of electricity (£/kWh), and records the total energy (kWh) and cost over time.

To use the Esocket, just plug it into the wall power socket where the appliance is to be monitored. Plug the appliance in to the Esocket and switch on the power socket. The Esocket will be activated and you can view the energy display, which can be adjusted by pressing the buttons to display different energy options.

By monitoring how much electricity and money an electrical appliance uses, you will be able to make more informed choices on when to turn it off, when to unplug it, and to understand the environmental and cost benefits of choosing more energy efficient appliances and saving energy.

Technical Specifications:

  • Working voltage: AC90 – 250V/50-60Hz
  • Power: 0.2 – 3120W
  • Voltage range: 90 – 250V
  • Electricity display: 0.001 – 9999kWh
  • Unit price of electricity: 0.00 – 99.99£/kWh
  • Current range: 0 – 13A
  • Frequency range 10 – 99Hz

Efergy is a global manufacturer of energy saving products, with headquarters in the UK. The company’s electricity monitors and other energy saving products help consumers to understand how much energy they use and to save money on their energy bills.

Efergy’s energy monitoring products can be bought through Greenviron Eco in Singapore.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 4 stars based on 9 points in the following 4 criteria (updated on 28 Mar 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

Efergy has been certified as a Planet Positive business as an ongoing commitment to sustainability. The certification process requires the company to measure its energy consumption and to commit to a carbon emissions reduction plan. The Planet Positive Foundation is a non-profit organization and a UK registered charity, dedicated to educating people on sustainability and engaging them actively in projects that reduce carbon emissions.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Efergy has an environmental policy and is committed to helping people to save energy and reduce the impact on the environment. The company ensures that its manufacturing and supply processes have minimal environmental effects.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

Efergy aims to use low energy appliances and lights in the offices, use public transport or electric scooters where possible, and minimise energy and product waste in their business.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

By monitoring how much electricity and money an electrical appliance uses, consumers will be able to make more informed choices on saving energy and choosing more energy efficient appliances.

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Efergy has been certified as a Planet Positive business as an ongoing commitment to sustainability. The certification process requires the company to measure its energy consumption and to commit to a carbon emissions reduction plan.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

Efergy has been certified as a Planet Positive business as an ongoing commitment to sustainability. The certification process requires the company to measure its energy consumption and to commit to a carbon emissions reduction plan.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Efergy has been certified as a Planet Positive business as an ongoing commitment to sustainability. The certification process requires the company to measure its energy consumption and to commit to a carbon emissions reduction plan.

Efergy aims to use low energy appliances and lights in the offices, use public transport or electric scooters where possible, and minimise energy and product waste in their business.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Efergy’s product packaging are fully biodegradable and recyclable. The company minimises packaging wherever they can, and is also currently ensuring they use the most efficient and environmentally friendly processes and materials.

Social and Ethical

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Efergy has invested in the Planet Positive Schools Programme, which offers businesses the chance to deliver sustainability and climate change materials to every pupil in a school.

“The Efergy Esocket energy monitor is a simple and easy to use device for measuring the energy consumption of an appliance and monitoring its energy usage over time. Really no fuss and gives you instant numbers.

I like to adjust the settings on an appliance and see how much its energy consumption changes on the monitor. For example, by adjusting to a lower screen brightness on my laptop, I can see the actual energy consumption of my laptop dropping by a few watts. This helps me to optimise and use a lower but comfortable brightness setting and save energy.”

Eugene Tay

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