This is what smarterplanet posted:
It’s time to digitize power supplies to make them smart enough to work with multiple devices and draw just the power electronics need, according to Green Plug.
Green Plug on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show introduced its Green Power Process, which it said will be available in the…
SmarterPlanet? If you’re not a bot, I have a question for you. It probably demonstrates my ignorance. Be patient, please.
This was my understanding of what you re-blogged from CNET: The benefit of using Green Plug’s digital microprocessor is more accurate matching of power supplied to actual power required by an electronic device in order to function. Your post said that analog tech is in place at present. And that this analog tech does not efficiently match actual demand with amount of power supplied.
I’m very confused. What happens to the surplus power drawn now, with existing analog tech as described? Wouldn’t devices short out, or blow fuses? It isn’t like the power can be stored anywhere, that would require a battery. And I don’t think it would just run through the circuit until needed. That doesn’t make sense either.
Sidebar: I’ve seen these power saving devices on the shelves at Home Depot for at least a year now. I’m uncertain what difference there is between them and Green Plug’s product. Except that Green Plug is targeting manufacturers first, and will wait to directly sell to consumers, whereas this product is already sold directly to consumers.
I want to attend the Consumer Electronics Show too. I hope I can, one day. It sounds really fun.