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Looking For A Power Distribution/Switching Solution For My Home Office

Looking For A Power Distribution/Switching Solution For My Home Office


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Old 05-31-15, 09:54 AM
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Looking For A Power Distribution/Switching Solution For My Home Office

I'm looking for a simple individual switching solution for my home office. I have a computer, 2 monitors, a TV, speakers for the computer, a printer/scanner/copier, docks for my phone and tablet, a shredder, a floor lamp, and a fluorescent desk lamp that uses a transformer (and therefore always uses power, even when it's off.)

I'd like to have individual switches for each item. I envision something like a box where i could just plug the item in to an outlet in the back.

I have a power strip with individual switches for each outlet, but it is ugly as hell with all of the cables and transformers plugged into it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0068LACFI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00

I want something that does the same thing, but looks professional, with only the switches visible on my desktop.


Does anyone have any ideas?
 
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Old 05-31-15, 10:03 AM
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You mean like the old computer power controllers?

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Yeah, something along those lines. Some sort of box where all the wiring and transformers aren't visible. Maybe they plug into the back.

I've searched quite a bit, but have found nothing. It's been a surprise.
 
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Boy, the more I think about it, an old computer power controller would work just fine. I looked on ebay, and found a few for about 30 bucks.
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ow robust are they? For example, would I be OK running both monitors and the TV off of the same switch?
 
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Old 05-31-15, 02:19 PM
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Modern LCD monitors and TVs use less power then the old CRTs.
 
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I stopped by a computer recycler yesterday and picked one up for 10 bucks.

It fits right under my printer, and works perfectly!

Thanks for the great idea!
 
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Old 06-02-15, 12:17 PM
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Glad we could help. Thanks for letting us know.
 
 

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