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Post 12 made on Sunday May 19, 2019 at 11:01
Ernie Gilman
Yes, That Ernie!
December 2001
I agree with that, but it might occur to you to be sensible to use a cable box to control power to a system, so it's good to be warned that these current sensing devices might not work with them.

Also, if it didn't make sense to use a cable box to switch power, we would not have had threads here in the past complaining that cable boxes don't have switched power outlets any more (and warning that a switched AC outlet today might be "updated" not to turn off). The people who brought that up definitely wanted power switching of a cable box to control something!
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