[AMRadio] Kill-A-Watt


ronnie.hull ronnie.hull at glowbugs.com
Sun Jul 22 06:35:42 EDT 2007


I've had one of these for a while now, nice little gadgets!

Ronnie

On Sat, 21 Jul 2007 14:47:19 -0500, Jim Candela wrote
> 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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