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.
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
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
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Posted by GregP on May 25, 2007, 2:28 am
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
That's *apparent power* not watts at all.
True watts / apparent power = power factor