Electricity Meters for Residential Monitoring
The U.S. Department of Energy prepares statistics on average electricity use by homes according to end loads such as heating, cooling, cooking, lighting, hot water, refrigeration, and miscellaneous appliances. For those home owners that want to get their hands on more detailed information about how they use electricity in their own homes, home electricity meters can provide a wealth of information at a low cost. One of the off the shelf models are the Kill-A-Watt.
The Kill-A-Watt is a simple and cost effective tool that uses an LCD screen to display measurements of power, frequency, voltage, current, reactive power, and power factor. Simply plug any 120 volt appliance into the kWh to take readings with an accuracy of 0.2%. A great feature is the cumulative kWh tracker, which enables owners to track the consumption of individual appliances over time.
For more information on the Kill-A-Watt Meter, please visit
P3 International Corporation at www.p3international.com.