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Champion Charger FB ProfileMeet Champion Charger! She’s on a mission to rid the world of lurking energy vampires. She uses ENERGY STAR chargers, an all-in-one charging station that automatically cuts power and an energy-saving power strip to ensure her power cords don’t draw energy when not in use. Tips for the Champion:

  • Use “smart” power strips to fully shut off products that have an energy-wasting standby mode while still maintaining power to “critical” devices and save up to $100 on energy costs.
  • Eliminate “vampire load” – power pulled by devices not in use – by unplugging appliances that aren’t used frequently such as your toaster, DVD player and coffee maker.
  • If you don’t have a “smart” power strip, basic power strips are still effective by allowing you to cut power to all devices with one flip of the switch.

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