dealsp3 kill a watt electricity load meter and monitor…

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Got this. Love it.
Most folks will wonder WHY?

But I can use it to find how much power the entertainment center draws when on versus standby.

I can accumulate and average the power on different appliances and computers.

I track how much power my son wastes heating the greenhouse? ;-)

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@tpscan: I have one and love it too.

I had an old VCR plugged in and discovered it was taking 25 watts while it was off. I never used it and had no idea it was such a power hungry appliance. It's now unplugged and in the garage.

I was running folding@home and my computer was consuming about 380 watts because the CPU was nearly 100%. When I stopped running it, the power consumption went back down to 180 watts. No more folding@home for me. I didn't mind running it if it didn't cost me additional money but 200 watts for a program to run in the background was killing me.

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I have one too.
I have frequent loss of power.
By knowing the wattage of my appliances and home theatre system, I know how many necessities I can plug into my generator.

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@cengland0: Exactly. I wondered why last month's bill jumped about 35-40% even though it was pretty mild. I ended up checking the line out to the pasture and found it was drawing 1300 watts. Discovered my son had left a heater on, for weeks, in one of the work sheds.

I've been heating the great outdoors, and all it cost me was $60. :((

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These are pretty good.

I have the wireless version that uses up to eight sensors (have four right now).

Discovered that one of my stand fans with a remote control draws about 20% of the power it uses on high when it is off. I still use it, but it stays unplugged when off.

Also, last year I spent about five times as much dehumidifying my basement as I did on air conditioning.

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Just bought one. I can't wait to plug everything in my house into this one at a time:)

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In for one, hopefully this will help me find ways to get my electric bill back down to size.

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@tmontgom: That's actually pretty funny. I do have a whole-house version. It works by putting a detector on the meter outside. There's a black stripe that spins around and it uses an "eye" to see that stripe. The more often it sees it, the more electricity you're using.

At a glance, I can see how much it's costing me per hour (like $0.21) or can see an accumulated amount by week, day, or month.

The batteries ran low on the transmitter and I've been too lazy to replace them so it's not working at the moment. Like usual, I'll procrastinate on that task just like all the others.

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Good price, but I wanted to mention that Maricopa County (AZ) residents can get these free from the public library. If you happen to qualify you can save yourself the $17.

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@monty69: Worked for me.

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We used this to find out how much wattage we were using on our xmas lights...oh man, when we found out we went big for LEDs.

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@cengland0: You must be referring to the Black and Decker Power Monitor, which I also have (but it is set up to read the infra-red port on my meter). You can input your
$/kwh and see how much your electric use is costing you, by-the-minute. And there is a thermometer to show outside temp. I paid $99 a few years ago; I've seen it sold for $20 :-(

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I just bought a house and I'm all aboutminimizing my utility consumption. I wonder if they've got one of these for water.. In for one of these though and I get to use my shoprunner two day shipping deal that came around last year. pleased

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In for two. It's $14 off each! This deal has already saved me 28 bucks! :)

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@pamfenway: I skipped the meter and just went LED all the way when I bought my house. Tree, icicle, and bush lights. All 30-ish sets using about the same amount of electricity at 3-4 standard sets, and you can still daisy chain like 15 sets!

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@mrmucox: I did the same with LEDs this time. The wife liked the big bulb sets, and thought the higher electric bill was from the heater; heater wasn't on. I put three LED strings around the big window- and showed her that each string was less cost than one bulb of the old set.
We're donating the old sets.
Oh, and this is the first year that we didn't have any bulbs go out on us, also. Too.

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I got one for my dad for his birthday last year, they work great.

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If you use a CPAP, APAP or other medical equipment, you can use this to learn how much wattage is needed for battery/generator backup.

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@gig103: If you're not in Scottsdale... :(

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I have one and can recommend it. Clamp on ammeters are better for many situations where there is no cord.

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@mrmucox: I know! Gosh, I should have learned this earlier!

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LADWP will give you one for free if you do an energy evaluation worksheet online.

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This deal is dead. 0615EST 16Feb12

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Awesome device! I own 4 of these and would buy more but all the devices I need monitoring are now covered. :) This is a great deal!