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Posted: 1/23/2008 5:04:06 AM EST
Great price on a very handy meter...

Use the following code to get the $14.99 price at New Egg (newegg.com)...

Promo Code: EMCABCCCG

Rmpl
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 5:24:39 AM EST

Code didn't work for me. "code is only available for specific programs"
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 7:09:51 AM EST
Just got mine a couple of days ago.

Very cool!

More of a toy for me, being an engineer.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 8:11:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By globe512:
Code didn't work for me. "code is only available for specific programs"


You need to have a log in account to use the codes that they send out in their emails... Create an account and it should work...

Rmpl
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 8:18:53 AM EST
Okay, someone please 'splain to a non techie what this is and does it make one more self sufficient?
Thanks in Advance
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 9:04:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By SevenPaul7:
Okay, someone please 'splain to a non techie what this is and does it make one more self sufficient?
Thanks in Advance


It let's you know how much electricity each appliance uses, good to have when figuring out how large a generator you'd need I suppose.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 9:05:04 AM EST
It measures the wattage a given appliance is using. Over time, it can tell you how much it used total. Some models can even figure out cost on the fly, although those seem to be rare recently.

Gots mine. Very handy if you run a lot of solar stuff.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 10:51:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By SevenPaul7:
Okay, someone please 'splain to a non techie what this is and does it make one more self sufficient?
Thanks in Advance


If you have a genny for emergencies, you need one of these to calculate your loads, or if your genny will even power the load.

Rmpl
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 1:49:48 PM EST
Thanks to all who responded.
Does it have any use in automotive applications?
ie. read DC current?

(Bear with me - total non- techie)
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 1:54:06 PM EST
One of each of these will work well.






Or you can spring for the whole tomalle and pick up a used Dranetz 4300PP



And make charts like this of your well pump

Link Posted: 1/23/2008 1:55:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/23/2008 2:02:48 PM EST by GlocksareGood]

Originally Posted By SevenPaul7:
Thanks to all who responded.
Does it have any use in automotive applications?
ie. read DC current?

(Bear with me - total non- techie)


Nope. You will need a clamp meter like the above F25 for DC current.

Here is a Fluke 336. Can be had for just under $300 or so.

Link Posted: 1/23/2008 1:57:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/23/2008 1:58:30 PM EST by 7gentex]
I have one of these. (Kill-a-Watt)

Getting a good reading on "start up" pull is tricky as there is no peak type reading or memory.Good for the price though I guess.

Any ideas on a reasonably priced meter that will show peak load?
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 2:05:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By 7gentex:
I have one of these. (Kill-a-Watt)

Getting a good reading on "start up" pull is tricky as there is no peak type reading or memory.Good for the price though I guess.

Any ideas on a reasonably priced meter that will show peak load?


IIRC the Fluke 336 will do inrush. Just switch on inrush and do the math. You will not be happy with the number(think really high) as it will be a max peak and will depend on the Fluke's sampling time but will give you a decent idea.

Link Posted: 1/23/2008 2:51:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By GlocksareGood:
One of each of these will work well.




Wow! Cool! Do you own one of these?

If so, maybe I can convince you to drive over to Cville for a BBQ and we can meter my well.

Rmpl
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 3:48:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/23/2008 3:49:58 PM EST by GlocksareGood]

Originally Posted By Rmplstlskn:

Originally Posted By GlocksareGood:
One of each of these will work well.

i45.photobucket.com/albums/f52/GlocksareGood/Dranetz4300.jpg


Wow! Cool! Do you own one of these?

If so, maybe I can convince you to drive over to Cville for a BBQ and we can meter my well.

Rmpl



Nah, they run upward of $15k. I have one at work. I have it pretty much loaded out with CTs to 3kA and the DAQ and HTEM card. It has made short work of many problems at work. Also works well for load studies and with H.V. if CTs and PTs are present.

If you are comfortable pulling the cover off your panel and finding the well wires off the breaker(should be a 2 pole 240V breaker) then I can mail you my back up clamp(Fluke 30). Once you know running amps the rest is pretty easy.

If not, I am sure we can work something out for a trip to C'Ville. We can hit the range while we are there. Just let me know what works for you.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 4:33:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dregan:
It measures the wattage a given appliance is using. Over time, it can tell you how much it used total. Some models can even figure out cost on the fly, although those seem to be rare recently.

Gots mine. Very handy if you run a lot of solar stuff.


This One?

Grove
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 8:46:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rmplstlskn:
Great price on a very handy meter...


nice catch! i just ordered one.
i've been looking for a deal on a Kill-a-Watt for a while.

ar-jedi
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 9:53:33 PM EST
Great dealm to bad I already have one of these gems and one of these

linkey
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