Kill A Watt

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On Watt’s Weekly, a web site and podcast devoted to energy discussion and news, Ben was running around his apartment testing all of his appliances with the Kill A Watt™. This little device is a power monitor. You can plug in anything to display how much power it consumes. It was interesting to hear just how much energy random house-hold appliances use. You can listen to Ben’s Podcast here », ( mp3).

If you are planning a remote solar energy set-up this device would help you map out your power consumption. It will reveal your phantom loads too… appliances that suck power even when their not on. This is a tool for being more conscious about your energy use. We don’t think about it often, but there are tons of electronics leaching power right now in our homes… do they need to be?

P3 Kill-a-watt

Model………………………………………………….P4400
Operating Voltage………………………………115 VAC
Max Voltage……………………………………….125 VAC
Max Current……………………………………….15 A
Max Power ………………………………………..1875 VA
Weight……………………………………………….5 oz.
Dimensions………………………………………..5 1/8″ X 1 5/8″ X 2 3/8″