the y-plug
real-time power consumption monitor

A new innovative twin socket plug with integrated real-time power consumption display. The Y-plug visualizes energy consumption even at low volumes and facilitates the user to be conscious about his habits. By switching the mains off of devices in standby-mode, a lot of energy is saved which would otherwise be wasted ("vampire"-energy saving).

Building a prototype in at our workshop lab.

The display is a button and the user can press it and read individual consumption for each connected device or total consumption.

The Y-plug is a self initiated project and it is the first stage of a full product family development.