Kill-A-Watt may save you a lot of money. Many of us get thunderstruck when receiving the electricity bill. Usually we consume power with little thought as to how much electricity each appliance actually uses and even when we do give this some thought, we have no good way to gauge how much electricity an appliance is actually consuming. The fact is that most old appliances consume a lot more power than you may realize. You may save a lot of money in the long run by upgrading many of these appliances. Thanks to Kill-A-Watt you may now gauge exactly how much money each of your appliances really does cost you.
Simply connect your refrigerator, computer or other appliance into the Kill-A-Watt power meter and it will check the quality of your power by monitoring Voltage, Power Factor, and Line Frequency. Advanced features such as over current, over voltage, and no load detection provide clean and safe power to your expensive equipment. Consumption level is counted by a Kilowatt-hour and displayed on a large LCD. Also you may enter the current rates you pay per kilowatt-hour into your Kill-A-Watt power meter. The Kill-A-Watt is then able to forecast electrical expenses by day, week, month and year for all appliances connected to the device.
For accurate forecasts it may be wise to leave appliances such as your refrigerator or computer plugged in for a number of days or weeks. This is because the amount of use these devices get is directly proportional to the power consumed. So if you test your refrigerator at night while your home is cooler, you will get a low forecast or if you test during the day you will receive a high forecast. However, if plugged into the Kill-A-Watt power meter for an extended period of time, you will receive a forecast based on the average use over that period of time.
Available in two designs: Kill A Watt EZ-Electric Usage Monitor and Kill A Watt PS-Electric Usage Monitor Power Strips
Kill A Watt EZ
- Dimensions: 5 1/8" X 1 5/8" X 2 3/8"
- Enables cost forecasting
- Accurate to within 0.2%
- Cumulative kilowatt-hour monitor
- Displays Volts, Amps, Watts, Hz, VA, KWH, Power Factor
- Operating voltage: 115 VAC
- Max current: 15 A
- Max power: 1875 VA
- Also see Watt's Up which records data on power consumption