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    where can i get a power usage meter like this??

    http://www.p3international.com/produ.../P4400-CE.html


    is there a NZ website or shop that sell any such device??
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    Default Re: power usage meter

    Note that you will need a 240v one - the one you linked to is only ~115v (American voltage).
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    Default Re: power usage meter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bletch View Post
    Note that you will need a 240v one - the one you linked to is only ~115v (American voltage).
    sorry, should have said that myself :-)
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    Default Re: power usage meter

    Well, maybe here, it is a local site and seems to measure quite a few things. Whether it is what you need is a moot point.
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    Default Re: power usage meter

    http://www.pmb.co.nz/power_usage.htm

    Otherwise Dick Smiths used to sell a similar device, but I can't for the life of me remember what they called it.
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    Default Re: power usage meter

    I checked the US version...it's a joke....

    What most US citizens don't know is that the fee charged for the usage is computed on the PEAK AMPS drawn for a 24-hour period.

    If you have your refrigerator, air conditioner and a large electric motor all start at the same moment (it happens!)..then you get your rate computed at that usage value for the next 24 hours.

    Having a usage meter on any one appliance is useless...it cannot "see" the whole home and any current values and prices it then posts are not accurate.


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    Default Re: power usage meter

    Where can i download a desktop temperature gauge to tell me how hot my pc is.

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    Default Re: power usage meter

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitech View Post
    Where can i download a desktop temperature gauge to tell me how hot my pc is.
    I have run this one in the past...the site itself is reputable and they make a very good case for keeping out spyware and malware.

    This is not a guarantee..but like I said, I have not had a problem with them....


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    Default Re: power usage meter

    The aussie magazine Silicon Chip had an article about a kit which you buy. I just had a look at the Jaycar website but can't find it there.
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    Default Re: power usage meter

    Quote Originally Posted by SurferJoe46 View Post
    I checked the US version...it's a joke....

    What most US citizens don't know is that the fee charged for the usage is computed on the PEAK AMPS drawn for a 24-hour period.

    If you have your refrigerator, air conditioner and a large electric motor all start at the same moment (it happens!)..then you get your rate computed at that usage value for the next 24 hours.

    Having a usage meter on any one appliance is useless...it cannot "see" the whole home and any current values and prices it then posts are not accurate.
    Interesting. That's not the way we do it here - in New Zealand, every home has a Kilowatt-hour meter at the entry point to the house, and the meter is checked by the power company every couple of months or so. That way you pay for exactly what you use - no more, no less.
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