Visible Energy Products

UFO Power Center

UFO Power Center

The UFO Power Center received a 2008 Green Dot Award in the “Products” category.
The UFO Power Center received
a 2008 Green Dot Award
in the “Products” category.
The UFO Power Center has four Smart Outlets that can be remotedly controlled on an individual basis. Information on the electricity consumption for the devices that are plugged into the outlets is acquired every five minutes and stored for two months on the powerstrip. An LED status light on the top of the unit changes color from green to yellow to red, depending on the total power being used at a given moment.

The UFO Power Center received a 2010 ecohitech Award in Italy.
The UFO Power Center received
a 2010 ecohitech Award
in Italy.
Users can get visual feedback on the energy consumption and cost of operating each device plugged into the intelligent UFO Power Center via in-home displays such as the Energy UFO iPhone application or the Energy Dashboard for PC browsers. Once Consumers become aware of how much energy a device consumes, they can make intelligent decisions to conserve electricity. In addition to the power usage data and the outlets' status, each outlet on the power center can be automated to turn devices on and off at set times or under certain conditions, as determined by users or by the Visible Energy Web Portal. An onboard timer allows the UFO Power Center to set automatic switching of each of the socks to detect when a connected appliance is in stand-by mode and to turn off the other outlets.

The UFO Powerstrip is available in two versions: one for the North American standard of 110-120 volts at a frequency of 60 Hz, with Type B plugs (NEMA 5-15), and one for the Italian standard of 250 volts at a frequency of 50 Hz, with Type L plugs (CEI 23-16/VII) that is compatible with the Type C plugs (Europlug 2.5 A/250 V unearthed - CEE 7/16). More versions with different plug types will become available in 2012.