Incorporating PowerSafeTM technology into electrical power outlets prevents the accidental electrocution of a curious child who has inserted a metal object (such as a paper clip, hairpin, or screwdriver) into the outlet. Thus PowerSafe alleviates a headache that’s commonly experienced by parents of small children. To “baby-proof” electrical outlets, parents must frequently use plastic push-in covers, which make the legitimate use of the outlet difficult.
Energy Safe’s power outlet platform goes far beyond existing electrical technologies by making electricity safer, more economical, and more efficient. This patented technology helps prevent electrocutions as well as electrical fires in residential and commercial properties, reduces wasted energy and, with further development, allows for automation. The PowerSafe Electrical Outlet uses a fraction of the amount of power of today’s GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) outlets. The company estimates that, were all outlets changed to PowerSafe Electrical Outlets, the net benefit to the electrical grid would be a power savings on the order of four to five major power plants – and tens of millions of dollars.
When Energy Safe’s PowerSafe Extension Cord makes using temporary power safer and more productive. One of the prime, preventable hindrances on construction sites today arises when the power stops working. Crews sit idle as the root cause of the outage is investigated. More often than not, the root cause is a tripped GFCI that, without PowerSafe technology, is unable to provide any indication of the problem before it takes a whole crew out of commission.
Energy Safe’s Extension Cord marks a leap forward in the technology found in temporary power systems by recognizing faults and unsafe situations before they can cause problems. For example, the moment a construction worker drops a PowerSafe Extension Cord in water, it beeps to alert him of the problem, without causing the main supply circuit breaker to trip. As another example, if a person plugs a faulty appliance into a PowerSafe Extension Cord, the cord will beep and not supply power. When the person unplugs the appliance, the beeping stops. This real-time feedback provides a definite indication of where the problem is, preventing the time-consuming and expensive troubleshooting common on today’s construction sites.
"We purposely attempted common jumper cable errors with the PowerSafe cables and lived to tell the tale." - Antuan Goodwin/CNET
"Energy Safe Technologies has developed a set of smart jumper cables that are impossible to hook up incorrectly." - Jason Gonderman/Peterson's 4-Wheel and Offroad