The UFO Power Center features four sockets that can power 110 Volts electrical appliances in the U.S. and Canada.
A different color identifies each socket and an LED on each socket indicates when it is active. The UFO Power Strip can provide up to 15 Amps total, spread across the four sockets in any configuration.
Unlike regular power strips, the UFO Power Center can measure electrical consumption on each individual socket in real time. One month of energy consumption is stored on the UFO for each socket. An LED light on top of the UFO changes color from green to yellow and red, indicating different levels of total power consumption. These power levels are configurable by the user.
When plugged into the UFO Power Center, your appliances can be monitored and controlled across your home Wi-Fi network. Your iPad and iPhone become remote controls for your appliances. The UFO connects to Wi-Fi access points using 802.11 b/g/n and WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption.
Appliances can be turned off and on automatically, based on a user-defined hourly schedule for each day of the week. Automation is also used to eliminate standby power consumption of appliances that don’t need to be “always on” or that depend on the availability of other appliances. This is possible by assigning different roles to sockets and relying on the UFO’s ability to detect small changes in current.