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    Phoronix: A Way To Cut My Power Use & One Of My Favorite Kickstarters In A While

    I was very excited this morning when hearing from a Phoronix reader about a new solution for potentially saving huge amounts of money on my electricity bill. No, it wasn't spam. Rather, an interesting Kickstarter project for a solution to my numerous Linux systems that have faulty WoL support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...t-Kickstarting

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    Not related with that product and I am not a expert (or seller) but a serious voltage regulator can always help to save on energy consumption. Also make the 'things' last more!
    Ie. http://www.ustpower.com/ecovolt/ or something more complete like http://www.ustpower.com/sure-volt/

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    • #3
      At a previous employer we used APC PDU's that had a telnet interface to test redundant power supplies as well as to test power on after power fail. Naturally, you could set the machines to power on after power fail and then control them with these guys. They're not cheap, but sounds like they might be able to help.

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      • #4
        You can also buy power strips with a telnet interface that provide power control for each plug.

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        • #5
          What about also some photovoltaic panels?

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          • #6
            Some motherboards or computer cases use 3 pin connector for some leds/switches but that board has only 2 pin connectors. And yes, while the connector is 3 pin it uses only two of it's pins but I think it'd be more convenient to have 3 pin connector that could accept 2 pin connectors too.

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            • #7
              Dem ESP8266 modules...

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              • #8
                Or you may use some network controlled outlets: https://www.ubnt.com/products/#all/controlautomation

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
                  Dem ESP8266 modules...
                  https://nodelua.org/
                  You need probably 10 lines of code to make it "press" the power button.

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                  • #10
                    Regarding the unfinished API:
                    For those of you who want to tinker, Remoteboot is built upon a standard ESP8266 12-E WiFi module and Arduino IDE, allowing you to modify the software as you see fit.

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