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Posted by Walter E. on October 28, 2003, 12:05 am
 
Is anyone familiar with the Kill-A-Watt power meter?  It's made in China and
sells for about $ 40.

I would like to know if it just measures AC amps or if it actually measurers
power consumption over time, like a month.

Would anyone know what the sensitivity is? Does is measure the power used by
refrigerators as well as radios and clocks?

Thanks

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Walter
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Posted by mark Ransley on October 28, 2003, 12:56 am
 
Yes    its a good   unit, you  need it  for  measuring   units,
consumption


Posted by DJ on October 28, 2003, 12:32 pm
 
Radio Shack in the USA sells them. In Canada, it's a bit trickier to
find them.
 

 Yep. Great little toy. Basically, it's a fancy watt/volt/amp meter.
Gives you KWh consumption, voltage, amperage draw, wattage draw,
anything you can get out of a good "volt meter" without having to do
any math ;-).


 Any 110v AC device.

DJ

Posted by Basil on October 29, 2003, 12:04 pm
 You should check with your local library ours has two. they
were provided to them by the power co.
Basil
for e-mail remove the "not" from my address

It's made in China and

trickier to

it actually measurers

watt/volt/amp meter.

having to do

measure the power used by


Posted by Gigawatt on October 30, 2003, 9:38 pm
 

measurers

I believe mine also measures line frequency, as well......A few months ago,
Radio
Shack had the Kill-A-Watt meter on sale for $9 each.  We bought two... I
also have the much more expensive Brand Watt Meter....

Gig




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