SOURCE: APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric

June 29, 2009 09:00 ET

Save Energy and Money With APC's New Power-Saving Surge Protector With Programmable LCD Timer®

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced the introduction of the APC Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer®, an on/off programmable surge protector that provides guaranteed protection from damaging power surges and spikes. By setting the APC Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer to power on or off at select times, consumers are able to save energy and money by avoiding wasted energy draw to idle electronics.

"Traditionally, surge protectors were designed for the sole purpose of protecting equipment from dangerous power transients," said Dave Johnson, senior vice president, Home & Business Networks, APC. "The new APC Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer provides guaranteed protection with the added benefit of energy and cost savings. By setting the timer to distribute energy only when needed, consumers can realize a significant savings of standby energy each year."

APC's Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer can be set to turn on or off at any preferred time on any selected day with as many as five scheduled settings. For example, users can program a charging station to power on upon arrival home from work to recharge an mp3 player and cell phone and then program to power off the next morning once the user departs for work. The LCD timer's flexibility allows multiple users to set a variety of on/off times for all of their energy needs.

APC's Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer is available in two models. The P4GC model offers four timer controlled outlets in a convenient wall-tap unit. The P6GC model has five timer controlled outlets and one always-on outlet in standard strip form with a 3-foot cord. Both units offer two block spaced outlets for odd or large-shaped plugs, as well as status lights indicating 'building wiring fault,' 'timer enabled' and 'protection working.' Each APC Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer comes standard with APC's lifetime Equipment Protection Policy, which covers properly connected equipment up to $50,000 (see policy for details). Assuming three hours of daily use and the national average of 11 cents a kilowatt/hour, APC estimates annual equipment standby power draw savings of $20 with model P4GC and $60 with model P6GC.

Available Q3 in the United States and Canada, the P4GC and P6GC carry estimated retail prices of $16.99 and $19.99, respectively. For more information about APC and its comprehensive suite of energy efficient power protection solutions, please call 800-877-4080, or visit APC's Web site at www.apc.com.

APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2008 revenue of EUR 2,6 billion (including APC-MGE sales of $3.7 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture, the industry's most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Schneider Electric, with 114,000 employees and operations in 100 countries, achieved sales of EUR 18,3 billion in 2008. All trademarks are the property of their owners. www.apc.com

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