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Mar 31, 2010 09:47 |  #16

neat idea. i think belkin also make a version of this power-strip with USB ports on it, so you can charge iphones, ipods, phones etc without needing the usb chargers.


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Jun 10, 2010 00:22 |  #17

:( it's a shame the UK chargers aren't as neat!

Tidy set-up though.




  
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Oct 23, 2010 17:42 as a reply to  @ broadcast_techie's post |  #18

Update: Just got Eneloop rechargeable batteries. One word: AWESOME!!!!! The color of the batteries go well with my charging setup :)




  
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Oct 23, 2010 20:23 |  #19

Interesting.. I never thought of keeping the chargers plugged in.. hmmm.. Is this a common practice for everyone? I tend to only plug it in when I need to charge it.




  
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Oct 23, 2010 23:18 |  #20

Well, they do draw some residual power (vampire draw?) when plugged in and not charging, so it is best not to have them active. However, in a setup like this, it is easy to simply switch the outlet box "OFF" when you are not charging batteries.

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Oct 24, 2010 01:46 |  #21

Or just pull the plug.

I seriously doubt anyone here leaves their chargers connected to AC power 24/7.


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Oct 24, 2010 02:09 |  #22

The Belkin in the photo is actually off, there's a switch near the back that is conveniently hidden from view. I keep all my most used battery chargers connected and just use the main power switch. Pulling the plug is actually harder than it seems with certain set ups. With my setup the wall outlet is covered by my shelves. Pulling the plug out requires me to move all my junk off the shelves. Not convenient at all, but not needed since the main switch is easily accessible.




  
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Oct 24, 2010 04:26 |  #23

SkedAddled wrote in post #11153772 (external link)
Or just pull the plug.

I seriously doubt anyone here leaves their chargers connected to AC power 24/7.

oops. Time to start unplugging some chargers :D


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Oct 24, 2010 11:54 |  #24

Good to know.. I was just wondering. :)




  
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Oct 24, 2010 12:01 |  #25

Supastudio wrote in post #11153829 (external link)
The Belkin in the photo is actually off, there's a switch near the back that is conveniently hidden from view. I keep all my most used battery chargers connected and just use the main power switch. Pulling the plug is actually harder than it seems with certain set ups. With my setup the wall outlet is covered by my shelves. Pulling the plug out requires me to move all my junk off the shelves. Not convenient at all, but not needed since the main switch is easily accessible.

I purchased that Belkin outlet strip after seeing it in your first post and I find it really useful, especially with a variety of Canon chargers I have around. Now I know WHERE my charger is, and it is READY to use at a moments notice. And if I am leaving on a trip, I know where to quickly find the charger to throw it in the bag.

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