A power strip for a Studio Display?

Hi everyone! I’m about to buy a Studio Display, but I have some persistent questions about it: in particular, I wonder if I could connect my SD to a power strip in order to unplug it every evening? Thank you for your answers and advices.

I would connect it to a power strip, or ideally a battery backup/UPS. If you want to shut it off, maybe inject a smart outlet controller with whatever you connect it to.

Keep in mind the Studio Display has an A13 chip controlling it and will take a minute to power up. They go to sleep when not active or aren’t connected to a device.

Have you got an idea of what could be such a smart outlet controller?

Thank you for this suggestion.
Among users that have a Studio Display, has anyone a feedback about using a power strip with that monitor? Do you think it’s a reasonable practice?

I have been using an EVE Energy Strip for the last 6-7 months with my Studio Display connected (besides Standing Desk and other stuff). Every night the power automatically switches off at a certain time and every morning I have a shortcut thats asks me to switch it on on weekdays and when I’m at home. This setup has been working flawlessly for me ever since.

As mentioned, the SD takes some seconds to boot up in the morning but that never bothered me as it all automated and when I sit down everything works immediately.

Love modern technology😊

When sleeping, the Studio Display consumes 0.33 watts. If left sleeping 24/7 for an entire year it would consume less than 3kWH of energy, or less than 50 cents at average electrical rates in the US.

Don’t bother shutting it off.

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@JensV
Thank you for your answer. Is that one or this one you’re talking about?

I am aware that it is a very feeble consumption, but if my concern is rather « green-tendency », I’d like especially to know if using a power strip can damage my SD.

It won’t. But please consider how green adding an extra piece of equipment (inevitably housed in plastic) is.

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Anything BUT Wemo. They are notorious for being flaky, bad customer support, and ignoring known security flaws with their products.

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Thank you for this wise advice!

The most likely hidden source of damage to electronic equipment is undervoltage, aka “brownout”.

Also known as the “silent killer”, undervoltage is best prevented by using power conditioning which is a feature of higher-end power strips and dedicated UPS/power conditioning equipment.

Under voltage is more dangerous, in the long-run, because unlike power surges or power failures, it is not detected but cumulatively degrades the electrical circuit protection circuitry over time.

MOV, metal-oxide varistors, the most commonly used method for voltage protection and surge suppression, are self-sacrificial passive components. With each surge they absorb, their effectiveness is reduced until they have lost their protection capacity.

That is why all surge suppression equipment (power-strips, dedicated power conditioner or UPS) need to be replaced after some period of time.

With the less reliable power grid in the US and some other developed countries, this has moved from being a theoretical, remote possibility to a more common experience and maintenance issue that requires attention.

Just to clarify, voltage brownouts are usually accompanied, or occur in tandem with voltage surges.

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I have the first one connected to my Studio Display - a second one for my TV/PS5 and Sonos and a couple of the single ones around the flat.

Personally I trust EVE so far and never experienced any issues with their devices.

Electricity in Germany is probably more expensive than in the US :unamused:
So what I like about the EVE plugs is that they can measure consumption as well - and the Energy strip has a surge protection if I’m not mistaken? Not sure how precise the measurements are but it gives me a idea of where and how much energy I’m using/wasting.

Wemo, but what about Belkin?

@SpivR has great advice. The bigger risk is not putting your expensive (in dollars/euros, in manufacturing costs to the environment, etc.) on a dedicated UPS/power conditioning equipment.

Lightning strikes and wind damage where I live (a large suburb) cause brief power outages. We had 2 in last night’s storms. I woke up to many of my Hue lights on (the default when they lose power), but my Mac Studio and Studio Display slept through it all because I’ve got them on a UPS.

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I had no idea, thanks for bringing that to my attention.

Would you have some UPS/power conditioning equipment suggestion?

Wemo is a sub-brand of Belkin.

Belkin has been around for years and has such a mixed reputation they decided to re-brand their smart home stuff under a different name.

I’ve measured mine and found that it uses around 5W in standby. I’ve used a Meross Smart Outlet (Matter) and a third party energy meter.