[AMRadio] Kill-A-Watt


k0occ at comcast.net k0occ at comcast.net
Sat Jul 21 17:34:00 EDT 2007


Thanks for the tip. I didn't know something like this existed. Looks really slick.

There may be better deals, but I found it at supermediastore.com for $19.99 with free shipping.

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Ernie, k0occ 
Atlanta, GA

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "Jim Candela" <jcandela at prodigy.net> 

> 
> Hi All, 
> 
> I just purchased the "Kill-A-Watt" meter from an Ebay seller. These 
> are neat because they plug into a 120v outlet, and you plug whatever you 
> want into this gadget. It will display: 
> 
> Volts 
> Amps 
> Watts 
> VA 
> Power Factor 
> Frequency 
> Time 
> KWH 
> 
> I paid less than $20.00 for mine.. 
> 
> This device looks pretty useful for evaluating all sorts of electricity 
> consuming devices in your house. This includes AM boat anchors! 
> 
> One nice use for our transmitters is to calculate % efficiency from 
> power cord to antenna. With power factor correction already done, this 
> device makes this calculation very simple. 
> 
> So lets compare say a DX-100 at 100 watts output versus a Rice Box at 
> 100 watts output.. 
> 
> These are available all over including Amazon. 
> 
> Regards, 
> Jim 
> JKO 
> 
> 
> Manufacturers web page: 
> http://www.p3international.com/brochures/P4400.pdf 
> 
> 
> Review: 
> www.the-gadgeteer.com/review/kill_a_watt_electric_usage_monitor_review 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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