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APC Celebrates Earth Day with Week Long Retail Promotion and Charitable Donation

Elizabeth deCastro April 12th, 2010

APC will Contribute $5 to the Earth Day Network for Every Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer® Sold from April 18, 2010 through April 24, 2010

Sapphire Marketing's First Annual NYC RoadShowWest Kingston, RI - APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced it will contribute $5 for every APC Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer® sold through participating retailers and directly from in North America during the week of Earth Day, April 18, 2010 through April 24, 2010*. The contribution will be made to the Earth Day Network, an organization which seeks to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. APC Power-Saving Surge Protectors with LCD Timer are an on/off programmable surge protector that provides guaranteed protection from damaging power surges and spikes.By setting the surge protector to power on or off at select times, consumers are able to save energy and money by avoiding wasted energy draw to idle electronics.

"Going on its third year of celebrating Earth Day, APC is excited to again partner with retailers to offer our newest energy and money-saving products, while also contributing to an important cause," said Dave Johnson, senior vice president, Home & Business Networks, APC. "The full line of APC Power-Saving Surge Protectors with LCD Timer guarantees that users will find the product to fit their lifestyle and needs.With these products, the consumer does not need to remember to remote control on or off the surge protector; just a simple one-time set-up and the user can relax knowing their electronics are superiorly protected and saving them money."

APC's Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer can be set to turn on or off at any preferred time on any selected day with as many as five scheduled settings.For example, users can program a charging station to power on upon arrival home from work to recharge an mp3 player and cell phone and then program to power off the next morning once the user departs for work.The LCD timer's flexibility allows multiple users to set a variety of on/off times for all of their energy needs.

APC's Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer is available in two models.The P4GC model offers four timer controlled outlets in a convenient wall-tap unit.The P6GC model has five timer controlled outlets and one always-on outlet in standard strip form with a 3-foot cord.Both units offer two block spaced outlets for odd or large-shaped plugs, as well as status lights indicating 'building wiring fault', 'timer enabled' and 'protection working'.Each APC Power-Saving Surge Protector with LCD Timer comes standard with APC's lifetime Equipment Protection Policy, which covers properly connected equipment up to $50,000 (see policy for details).Assuming three hours of daily use and the national average of 11 cents a kilowatt/hour, APC estimates annual equipment standby power draw savings of $20 with model P4GC and $30 with model P6GC.

Currently available in the United States and Canada, the P4GC and P6GC carry estimated retail prices of $16.99 and $19.99, respectively.Also eligible is the APC Power Saving Surge Protector (P7GB), which has a retail price of $24.99. APC Power Saving Surge Protectors can be found at North American retailers such as Sam's Club,,, Fry's, MicroCenter, HHGregg and CDW. Additionally, the products can be purchased directly from For more information about APC and its suite of energy efficient power protection solutions, please call 800-877-4080, or visit APC's Web site at

*All sales on Earth Day are subject to product availability; please contact your local participating retailer for availability information or visit to purchase direct. Contribution shall be made as long as supplies last, up to a maximum combined donation of $10,000.

For more information about APC Celebrating Earth Day with Week Long Retail Promotion and Charitable Donation :

Contact: Elizabeth deCastro - +1-401-398-8450 ext. 2957

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