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Posted by j on January 8, 2013, 7:41 pm
On 1/8/2013 12:43 PM, Jim Wilkins wrote:
 >> Each GFI(outlet or breaker) or Arc-fault breaker will consume a
 >> couple of watts per unit.
 >> (tripped or active will make no difference.)
 > Another good point. A single-outlet plug-in GFCI here draws 1.4W.

Interesting. With a cost of electricity at just under $.12 kWHr, it's ~
1$/W or $.40 for that single GFCI.  I have 5 of them, so $/yr.

How did you come up with the draw so quick?

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 > jsw

Posted by Jim Wilkins on January 8, 2013, 10:29 pm

I'll spare you a quick-draw joke.

Posted by Jim Wilkins on January 9, 2013, 9:29 pm

Emailed question answered here:

No, the KAW doesn't measure the draw of the socket it's plugged into,
GFCI or standard. I plugged a stand-alone, plug-in GFCI into the KAW.

Posted by Pete C. on January 9, 2013, 10:52 pm
"(PeteCresswell)" wrote:

Probably a doorbell transformer buried in the attic or similar.

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