Screen saver power switching


This is another power control hack along the lines of the serial controlled power outlet. Instead of only managing a printer, [Brent] uses the IO lines of the parallel port to drive some SSRs in order to turn off all of his peripheral devices – think lamps, speakers, scanners, etc. He posted the whole thing over on instructables.

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6 thoughts on “Screen saver power switching

  1. This is a great idea. If I ever get the time, I’m gonna hook up something like this on 5/12Vdc for all my extra case fans and lights and stuff.

  2. Worked for a company that did something similar in 1985. using S100 based computer to control a machine. Used a parallel port (Printer port)send a binary word To the port ie 10001101. each 1 on the output turned on a device, each 0 turned off. Easy to implement, worked great.

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