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My county library system purchased several of these devices under a state wide inititive to promote energy efficient use of household appliances. You can also find this meter on Amazon and eBay among others.

http://www.p3international.com/products/sp...0/P4400-CE.html

Plug the meter into a 120 V wall socket and plug the 120 V appliance in question into the meter. Setup the meter to use the rate you pay for electricity ($/KWh} and the meter does the math. My average elecricity cost is $0.11/KWh.

I was particularily curious about the energy consumption of my flat screen TV; turns out to be $20.25/month when ON and $0.71/month in STANDBY.

Another item I was curious about is a networked HP color laser printer that is pretty much ON all the time. When not printing, the machine does a periodic "calibration". After monitoring the power consumption for several hours of idle operation, turns out the power costs $1.10/month.

Cell phone ON and battery charger plugged in = $0.50/month.

Laptop ON and battery charger plugged in = $2.05/month.

This process can keep you busy for a week or more. As soon as I locate someone to help me move the fridge I want to monitor what that energy hog is costing me.

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So you only need one, as you plug in the gadget, monitor usage, then use it somewhere else right?

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Correct.

And rather than having to bend and stoop to read the numbers, I use a suitably sized extention cord between the wall outlet and the meter which allows me to position the meter at my convenience.

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As soon as I locate someone to help me move the fridge I want to monitor what that energy hog is costing me.

DON'T DO IT! You'll sleep much better. :rolleyes:

Regards,

Warren

P.S. Let us know the results.

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P.S. Let us know the results.

Started monitoring at 6:00 PM (EST) today and will let it run for 24 hours. Fridge is a 10 year old GE "Profile" 26 cu. ft. side-by-side with the freezer set at 0 degrees and the fresh food side set at 34 degrees.

I need to remember to do this test again in August!!

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P.S. Let us know the results.

It appears I have a very efficient ice box! I'm smiling.

Monitoring for 24 hours shows a monthly cost of $6.80. No idea if I captured an auto-defrost cycle.

Test will be repeated in August.

Jim

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I would love to test my dryer and dishwasher, they run forever

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I still have the EYCO sticker which came with my fridge in 2004. It reports $37/yr at 442kwh/yr.

Allowing for the increase in energy costs, I'm guessing that's about one tank of Shell V-Power per year. I could live with that.

Don't know what the temps are, but over the first few weeks I slowly adjusted the thermostat down until I could reliably open a bottle/can of soda and see a thin crust of ice suddenly appear on its surface. THAT's the correct temperature! :D

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I would love to test my dryer and dishwasher, they run forever

Measuring the dryer power consumption will be difficult as dryers are commonly 240 Volt appliances. The KILL A WATT meter cannot help you with that one. This frugal old retired batchelor uses a 19th century clothes line on the porch. ;)

Measuring the dishwasher power consumption would be possible with a little bit of temporary wiring modification. The "dry" cycle is what hurts with dishwashers.

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....Don't know what the temps are, but over the first few weeks I slowly adjusted the thermostat down until I could reliably open a bottle/can of soda and see a thin crust of ice suddenly appear on its surface. THAT's the correct temperature! :D

Whatever works for you, Warren.

I prefer to use a LA CROSSE Technology remote temperature sensor.

Jim

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