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Put the power of savings into your enviroment.

With SnackMiser® you can achieve maximum energy savings that result in reduced operating costs and decreased greenhouse gas emissions with your existing machines.

SnackMiser offers…

  • A quick, inexpensive solution for energy savings
  • Environmental benefits
  • Early ROI (with the many utility rebate programs available, it could cost your facility nothing to obtain & install)
  • Longer machine lifespan

Compatible with non-refrigerated snack vending machines, SnackMiser incorporates innovative, energy-saving technology into a small, plug-and-play device that installs in minutes.

This Miser runs the bank…

For a bank of machines, SnackMiser can use its embedded Sensor Repeater, which allows it to be controlled by the PIR sensor of any other Miser in the bank. SnackMiser can stand alone or be an ideal partner for VendingMiser®.

How SnackMiser works® Works

SnackMiser uses a Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) to determine if there is anyone within 25 feet of the machine. It waits for 15 minutes of vacancy, then powers down the machine. If a customer approaches the machine while powered down, SnackMiser will sense the presence and immediately power up. In addition to reducing energy costs, this lengthens the expected lifetime of your machine and reduces its exposure to power line spikes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does SnackMiser Work? SnackMiser uses a PIR sensor to determine if there is anyone within 25 feet of the machine. SnackMiser waits for 15 minutes of vacancy and then powers off the machine. If a customer approaches while powered down, SnackMiser will sense the person’s presence and power up the machine immediately.

Will SnackMiser affect the lifetime of the lights in my machine? The replacement frequency of the fluorescent lamps will be reduced. While it is true that power cycling fluorescent lamps will shorten their life, the hours that the machine is powered down greatly exceeds this reduction in burn hours. The net effect is that the lamps will need replacement less often.

Are there any locations not appropriate for SnackMiser? A machine in a location that is occupied 24-hours, 7 days a week will not generate savings.

Is the SnackMiser easy to install? Yes! SnackMiser is a quick and easy plug-and-play product. The SnackMiser can be installed on a wall with simple hand tools or it can be mounted on a cooler without tools in 5 minutes using the EZ mount bracket.

Who uses EnergyMisers? Several large retailers such as Wal-Mart and Kroger have installed EnergyMiser Products at their locations. Educational facilities along with the US Government have purchased EnergyMisers through GSA.

SnackMiser Models

  • SM150 – For use indoors when wall mounting.
  • SM151 – For use as secondary unit when indoors and wall mounting.
  • SM170 – For use indoors when machine mounting.
  • SM171 – For use as secondary unit when indoors and machine mounting.

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Technical Specifications

Electrical Specifications

Input Voltage:  115 Volts (230 Volts avail.)

Input Frequency:  50/60 Hz

Maximum Load:  1050 Watts (Steady-State)

Power Consumption:  Less than 1 Watt (Standby)

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temp:  0°C to 50°C

Storage Temp:  –20°C to 60°C

Relative Humidity:  80% Maximum (Non-Condensing)


Snack Machines:  Any type, as long as SnackMiser’s maximum power rating is not exceeded.

Inactivity Timeouts

Occupancy Timeout:  15 minutes


Size:  4.5”W x 1.75”H x 3.25”D

Weight:  2.2 lbs. (includes power cable)

Regulatory Approvals

Safety:  UL/C-UL Listed Information Technology Equipment (ITE) 9T79