How could I automate the nightly shutdown and power off of my computer at the mains. That is aiming to use zero electricity during the night.
- Can configure time you want shutdown each night
- At the end of the shutdown want all electricity to the (a) PC, (b) monitor, (c) external hard disk drives, and (d) printer to be cut
- Want the shutdown to be "safe" in terms of not having the potential to corrupt a disk in the PC or an external HDD
Any product ideas/advice?
For example, I think I can automate the PC shutdown with a little software app, or a windows script, but then how to effect the total shutdown. Perhaps need an intelligent power board that shut down all power after it somehow can detect the PC itself has dropped from normal power consumption to some minimum level (which aligns with the PC being off but plugged in a the mains), which then stops power to all other devices.