Learn the difference between the outlets and their purposes on a smart power strip.

  • White outlets are for items such as computer monitors that can be powered down.
  • The blue outlet is for the controlling appliance (such as a computer).
  • Red outlets are for appliances that must be on at all times (fax machines, etc.)

When the appliance plugged into the blue outlet is shut off, the strip shuts off all appliances in the white section of the strip. Appliances in the red section stay on unless the main power switch is flipped. 

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