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Sunday, 18 November 2007

Found! Low cost 240V power meter.

I enjoyed using a borrowed Centameter a while back to get a feel for our household power usage patterns. But there were a few reasons why I haven't gone out and bought one for myself.

1. It wasn't exactly inexpensive.
2. It could only show you your overall power consumption, which I can find out by reading meters anyway.
3. It wasn't sensitive enough to be very useful for an energy-efficient household like ours.

In the US everybody talks about the Kill-A-Watt. But the US electrical grid runs at 110V compared to Australia's 240V system, and I haven't been able to find a local equivalent.

Until now. At under forty bucks, I'll be picking one up tomorrow.

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