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    Default Energy Monitoring System (Kill-a-watt) for the Whole House ..

    I have purchased one for trials etc.
    Canuk company . http://www.mtpinc.com/SearchResults....CDT=1369843688
    So far, 3 days in It seems to almost emulate the same readings as the original kill-a-watt.
    When freezer kicks in, 168 watts is added to the MTP system and killawatt jumps to 180 and then cuts down to 170 watts.
    I can turn on any 220v machine and see its added draw.
    Keeps track of my wasting .. After this week I should be able to download it the PC program and analyze it.
    Keeps track of 2 years in day by hr monitoring , every 10 seconds it updates.
    New tech toy 4 VT Spec's = http://www.mtpinc.com/Products.htm?CD=97&ID=616

    VT
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    Default Re: Energy Monitoring System (Kill-a-watt) for the Whole House ..

    Very nice device, and very inexpensive.

    8% error is probably a little bit too high.
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    Default Re: Energy Monitoring System (Kill-a-watt) for the Whole House ..

    8% is a high rate , but the Tech-Rep who I was at a Show with said that the leeway was needed for legality due to the Dumb Spying Meters .

    I have been testing it against with the original kill-a-watt, on 110V draws , with the 220 table saw's plus , when I figure amps/volts to watts , the reported watts added to the existing load on the panel within close range. 8% is a over statement as I have seen.

    Others might find it different. You do need to sync in your 220 voltage , Mine is 224 Volts at dinner time load.

    VT
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    Default Re: Energy Monitoring System (Kill-a-watt) for the Whole House ..

    Quote Originally Posted by CDN_VT View Post
    I have purchased one for trials etc.
    Canuk company .Spec's = http://www.mtpinc.com/Products.htm?CD=97&ID=616
    One serious limitation is that it does not have a voltage waveform reference the way the Kill-a-Watt does, and so can only display VA and not watts.
    The good side of that is that it will show you that whole-house PF correction capacitors really work. :(
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    Default Re: Energy Monitoring System (Kill-a-watt) for the Whole House ..

    Quote Originally Posted by inetdog View Post
    One serious limitation is that it does not have a voltage waveform reference the way the Kill-a-Watt does, and so can only display VA and not watts.
    The good side of that is that it will show you that whole-house PF correction capacitors really work. :(
    Very true & I read that in the Manual, Still it can give anyone a great one week/month report .
    I'll post my one week trial and see . I have the pool up & working plus all the summer toyz, In a few more weeks the snow shovels will be dusting off again !!

    VT
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