With ever-increasing power bills driving up the cost of living, it can be hard to know where to focus our money-saving efforts on. Is it the TV on standby that's soaking up all the juice? Or is the fridge running constantly because the thermostat is shot? Finding the source of the problem can be tricky if you don't have a Power Monitor that can keep a watchful eye on power draw 24/7.
This handy Australian Mains 240v Power Cost Monitor is a testing instrument you can use to determine the power consumption and running cost of an appliance or group of appliances in real-time. It can be easily programmed with your actual kilowatt-hour energy price, and give you running and cumulative tallies of cost over time.
Just plug the Power Monitor into the power outlet, and then an appliance into the Monitor is using, and see instant feedback on watts, volts, frequency and cost. The Power Monitor has vrious readout modes offering a wide variety of statistics on power usage. A single appliance can be attached, or a power board can be connected to test the cost of a combination of devices (Like PC, Monitor, Printer & Modem combined). There is a 10 Amp load limit, however, so larger appliances should be tested one at a time.