P3 P3IP4400, Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor
|Price:||CDN$ 26.35 (CDN$ 26.35 / unit) FREE SHIPPING.|
- Large Lcd counts consumption by the kilowatt hour
- Connects to household appliance and assesses its efficiency
- Calculates electrical expenses by the day, week, month or year
- Checks the quality of power by monitoring voltage, line frequency and power factor
- Dim: 5.13-Inch Hx2.38-Inch Wx1.63-Inch D
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Electricity bills are rising. Now you can cut down on costs and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect these appliances to the Kill A Watt, and it will assess how efficient they really are. Large LCD display will count consumption by the Kilowatt-hour, same as your local utility. You can calculate your electrical expenses by the day, week, month, even an entire year. Also check the quality of your power by monitoring Voltage, Line Frequency, and Power Factor. Now you´ll know if it is time for a new refrigerator or if that old air conditioner is still saving you money.
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Operating voltage - 115VAC
Max voltage - 125VAC
Max current - 15A
Max power - 1875VA
I would recommend that you get a power extension cord. As the back of this product plugs into a power supply, it will either block up other outlets on your power bar/wall jack or you will have a tough time reading the display. I got a 6ft power extension cord (with ground i.e. 3 pin) and that way I can plug the power extension cord into the wall outlet and plug this product into the other end of the power extension cord. I can then plug in my device (for example, a PSU or a computer monitor) into this device. That way, I don't need to try and reach into the back of my workstation to try to read the display from from obscure angle.
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Great product. I plug it in, take the reading and that's basically it.
Surprised to see my computer accessories consuming around 6.5W while not in use, I power everything off now using a
power bar with red illuminated switch.
Also considered the RioRand Plug Power Meter (the one with more rows of display) but now 100% happy with the 'Kill a Watt Monitor', not missing anything.
Great product, recommended!
I am somewhat obsessed in tracking down and finding unwanted and phantom electric usage around the house. With the rising cost of energy, I am working on justify moving to a more renewable energy source, but first I need to understand how I use energy. That way, I can determine grid-tie or off-grid approach is better. Or simply, to supplement during power outages.
This device is basic, but does exactly what you need. The only drawback is that you need to keep it plugged in to check all the measurements as it has no “off power” memory like its bigger (more expensive) brother. The EZ model. But, I did not see a need for the increase cost, and as I understand, you still need to plug that one back in in order to retrieve the data anyway.
Usage is simply, though some tips.
1) Plug the device you want to measure into the Kill-A-Watt monitor first, then into the outlet. The monitor will start recording as soon as it is plugged in. You may only be talking a couple of seconds, but sometimes I find it just made things easier to do in the end.
2) The plug fit on the monitor is a little “snug”. Part of the reason I plug the appliance into the monitor first. That way I am not fussing when reaching into those hard to reach areas.
3) If you are just wanting the standard Watt/kWh usage (like say for your router/modem, coffee machine or TV when in power on state). Do wait until the appliance has completed its power-up before taking a reading. However, remember that in order to get a true kWh reading, you are best to let it monitor for a full 24 hours.Read more ›
My only disappointment was that all the collected info disappears when you unplug the monitor - there's no "memory" feature, and it's sometimes difficult to see the readout if the unit is plugged in behind an appliance or in a floor outlet (just put a small extension cord between it and the outlet). But for $25, this is still a great buy, a great conversation piece, and something your friends and neighbours will all clamor to borrow (if you ever finish testing all your appliances!)
Well it does what it's supposed to but could be much better.
Most recent customer reviews
Okay except plugging into it very difficult. Ground side (bigger side of plug) opening was not deep enough or wasn't lined up with opening.Published 6 days ago by James A. Turner
Bought in order to track appliance use for possible solar system. Performs as advertised.
One suggestion, would have received 5 Stars if it had a backlight. Read more
this should be in every house,it WILL save you money,easy to use and very reasonably priced.Published 12 days ago by kevin kirchen
It's small and it works as advertised. It does obscure the second outlet, so you may need to run it on a very short extension cord if you need access to the second outlet,... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Perfect tool for seeing what your devices are drawing. I got this to see what my critical loads draw so I can design and solar hybrid system. Read morePublished 15 days ago by meitao