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Last edited 28 Oct 2021
Plug load control
Plug load control (also known as receptacle control) is the practice of using smart technology to control energy consumed by devices that are plugged in but are not in operation. These devices may be in a dormant mode, but they can still draw energy loads (or ‘vampire’ loads) when not in operation.
Smart occupancy sensors can be used to turn off plug loads automatically when the space is not occupied. Smart controls can record usage and then operate according to schedules, so devices are turned off at regular intervals (such as nights and weekends) when spaces are not in use.
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