Tools Used to Measure Consumption of Electricity


Monitoring the level of electricity consumed by your appliances can help you to save money and reduce carbon emissions. Many people are unaware that electrical appliances consume power even when switched off or in standby mode. The only sure way to stop an appliance from consuming power is to have a kill switch on the socket or remove the plug. To discover how much electricity is being consumed by appliances, there are several tools that can be used.

Kill A Watt P-4400

  • The Kill a Watt P-4400 is an electrical monitor designed to read the electrical consumption of home appliances. It does this by being plugged into the wall, with the device plugged into the monitor. It then reads the amount of power used by that appliance in an hour, by kilowatt. This can be used to discover how much power is used when the appliance is in use, and how much power is being consumed during standby.

Ted 5000

  • The Ted 5000 monitors the electrical consumption of your entire household. The device comes in two parts. One fits directly to your electrical box to measure the inflow of electricity and the other plugs into a normal socket and offers a graphical display of energy consumption. The Ted 5000 offers a variety of display methods, including graphs, charts and simple data. Connecting the Ted 5000 to an Internet connection allows the monitor to send the data to any computer or smart phone, making it ideal for landlords who wish to monitor power consumption.

Power Cost Monitor

  • The Power Cost Monitor connects directly to your electricity meter. It then connects to a computer via cable or wireless and sends up-to-date reports on consumption. As well as informing the user of the number of kilowatts used per hour, the device can transform this data into money spent.

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