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Alternative Technology and Renewable Energy can be great fun and very rewarding, especially if done at home. On this blog I share my ideas and tips for mainly simple and inexpensive alternative technology projects.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Energy Consumption Monitor

I found a great little digital energy meter that is much cheaper than others and offers all the required features. It can display mains voltage, current, power and running cost of any electrical appliance plugged into it's 13 amp UK socket. You can program it with your own electricity cost per kWh and find out just how much it costs to run any item.

I used it to go round the house and measure the energy use of each device in turn and it soon revealed the juice guzzlers! I put a link to it on my alternative technology website, so that people can get one themselves. It is marketed by the German company Tchibo in the UK for only £9.99 + shipping. They sell some interesting other stuff as well and if you register for their newsletter you get a voucher giving you free delivery on your first order.


At 10:14 pm, Blogger Nigel said...

The Tchibo energy meter is no longer available, but the link now leads to a very good alternative energy monitor.


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