Just ordered myself a P3 P4400 Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor from Amazon
A few months ago there was some talk in our private tech-only forum about using a Watt meter to check a refrigerators defrost system.http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=14578.msg76618#msg76618
I thought about ordering one back then but never did.
The last few days though I have been shopping around for a small generator and they all seem to be rated in watts.
Living in town we are not without power that often and when we are it's just for a short time, but in the last ten years two or three times we have been without power for hours to a few days. During them few times it would have been a life saver to be able to run my sump pump and refrigerator.
Searching online it seems sump pump watt ratings are all over the place, so I thought about this Watt meter again and decided to give one a try. Other then checking out a few sump pumps and maybe playing around with it on a few refrigerators I'm wondering what other practical things I could maybe use it for.
Being a gadget junkie kind of guy I'm really looking to getting my hands on this. Have not purchased any new gadgets in awhile.
Do you have a watt meter and if so what do you use it for?