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Posted by Richard P. on May 19, 2007, 11:20 pm
 


Just a quick question to the group.  Is $4.00 US for a Kill-A-Watt meter a
good price?  Thinking of picking one up to monitor the actual power
consumption of some of my appliances and devices.

Thanks!



Posted by Vaughn Simon on May 19, 2007, 11:28 pm
 




    I might be funny about these things, but something like that I would rather
buy from a "real" retailer rather than on e-bay.   Google around, there is
nothing fantastic about that price.  $8.99 here: http://tinyurl.com/2xfpd5

Vaughn




Posted by Richard P. on May 20, 2007, 5:03 am
 

Thanks... I just went with what I was familiar with (i dont normally shop
online).


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Posted by GregP on May 25, 2007, 2:28 am
 

wrote:

It seems a bit extravagant and unnecessary to me. The wattage can
easily be computed by multiplying volts times amps.  If that's not
good enough, a clamp-around ammeter will do the job (only 1 required).


Posted by Eeyore on May 25, 2007, 3:51 am
 



GregP wrote:


That's *apparent power* not watts at all.

True watts / apparent power = power factor

Graham


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