What does kilowatt meter do if it is overloaded?
A friend is having trouble with his DLP Toshiba tv. It gives low power supply warnings. I took my kilowatt meter to his place to check voltages ect. It reads about 113.9 to 114 volts. Isn,t that kind of low? They heat with wood and most of the day no one is in the house. I think his electric bill is too high, close to $200. a month with the electric heat rate even though he doesn,t turn on the electric heat. Big energy hogs are electric waterheater, 2 freezers and a hottub which is inside his home. Only turns the hot tub on a couple hours before they use it for about an hour. So we plugged in this old philco freezer and it makes the kilowatt meter beep and the freezer can,t seem to turn on. The other old freezer turns on and has about a 200 watt draw but runs constantly. I told him he should get new freezers and his electric bill would probably be low enough to pay for the freezers. his answer the philco is over 40 years old and works well and the other one is over 20 years old. So my main question . Will the kilowatt meter not let enough power thru to start the freezer as I understand the meter only measures up to 1850 watt draw? If you plug the freezer directly into the outlet it will come on. He has both freezers on the same outlet. :Dsolarvic:D Monitors, Would you please move this post to the right catigory? Thank you in advance
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