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Belkin Conserve Insight Energy-Use Monitor

by Belkin
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  • See how much different devices cost to use on a yearly or monthly basis
  • Shows power plant carbon dioxide emissions (carbon footprint) from using your devices
  • Tracking feature monitors your actual device usage over time and projects the dollar impact on your electric bill
  • Preloaded with US average electricity cost; you can also set your own rate from your electric bill
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Plug in devices to reveal energy wasters
  • See dollars, CO or watts at a glance
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Belkin
  • Model Number: F7C005q
  • Item Height: 2.6 inches
  • Item Length: 4.8 inches
  • Item Width: 9 inches
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Product Description

Product Description

Get Informed: Find out how much energy your devices really use. The Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor empowers you to understand the true impact of your energy use on your electric bill - and on the environment. See at a glace the cost of operation, watts and the amount of carbon dioxide (CO₂) produced in generating the electricity consumed. Track Your Energy Use: Leaving an appliance plugged in over a period of time activates the tracking feature which projects monthly and yearly costs of operation, based on your actual usage - for example, based on your TV viewing habits. Know Your Environmental Compact: See the cost per year to operate your devices, and the cost per month. See the wattage your device is using in real-time. And see how many pounds of carbon dioxide are produced to operate your device over the course of a month or a year, to help you better understand your environmental footprint.

From the Manufacturer

The Belkin Conserve Insight Energy Cost Monitor helps you measure the true impact of your energy use on your utility bill - and the environment. Find out how much energy your devices really use--including watts, the cost of operation, and the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions--with the Belkin Conserve Insight Energy Cost Monitor. At a glance you can see exactly how much electricity is used by devices like computers, televisions, kitchen appliances and more. The monitor also shows the carbon dioxide emissions produced as a byproduct of your electricity usage. With this monitor, you get a clear idea of the true impact to your wallet--and the environment.

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F7C005 Conserve Insight
Energy Use Monitor
At a Glance:
  • Plug in devices to reveal energy wasters

  • See dollars, CO2, or watts at a glance

  • Tracking feature projects monthly and yearly costs to operate a device based on your usage

  • 6-foot cord allows you to read display at eye-level or place on a table

  • Customizable--use preloaded U.S. average electricity rate or enter your own rate

  • 1-year limited warranty
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F7C005 Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor

Discover your true environmental impact with the Belkin Conserve Insight Energy Cost Monitor. View larger.
F7C005 Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor in a Kitchen

Simply connect to a standard outlet and then plug a device in to the unit. View larger.
Be Smart About Energy with the Cost Tracking Feature
The Conserve Insight Energy Cost Monitor makes it easy to be smart about energy. With the help of this handy device, you can see how much your devices cost to use on a yearly or monthly basis so you can make better energy decisions. Additionally, because the Conserve Insight also shows power plant carbon dioxide emissions produced to use various devices on a yearly or monthly basis, you'll discover your true environmental impact. The convenient tracking feature tracks your usage of a device over time and projects how much that device costs you to operate based on your actual usage.

Monitor is Customizable, Easy-to-Read
The Conserve Insight is both customizable and easy to read. A six-foot cord allows you to read the display at eye-level or place it on a table. And for added convenience, you can choose to use either the preloaded U.S. average electricity rate or enter your own rate off your electric bill. You can also set the carbon dioxide emissions rate for your specific region.

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This unit includes a convenient tracking feature which gathers data over time to provide accurate energy use information based on your actual usage.

Smart, User-Friendly Design
Designed for ease of use, the Conserve Insight sets up in minutes. Simply plug it into a standard outlet and then plug a device in to the unit. The screen will automatically display how many dollars per year your device costs in its current operating mode--no need to press a button. Easy-to-understand graphic icons make it easy to read results, while both instantaneous and tracking modes of usage calculation let you put things in perspective.

With your device plugged into the Conserve Insight, you can press one of the corresponding buttons to enter into the desired mode. For a range of readings, pressing the CO2 or dollar button more than once will switch between monthly and yearly readings.

The Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

About Belkin's Conserve Products
Belkin Conserve products can help you to do your part by making it easier to reduce your energy consumption.

What's in the Box
Conserve Energy Insight Use Monitor; standard U.S. 3-pin wall outlet connector; attached digital display screen; and user's manual [PDF].


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"Cut power with the flip of a switch"

"Find electricity wasters"

"A powerstrip that turns off when your TV turns off"

"It's a timer for your energy"

"A home for your mobile devices"

"Remote-controlled surge protector"

Features:
  • Cuts power completely to reduce energy costs
  • Easy-to-see illuminated switch
  • Lets you leave cords plugged in without drawing power

Features:
  • Helps Make Better Energy Decisions
  • Customizable for Different Electric Rates
  • Tracking Feature monitors actual usage

Features:
  • Compatible with all TV brands
  • Simple Setup
  • 1080 joules of surge protection
  • Works with satellite/cable boxes

Features:
  • Easy to Set
  • Saves Energy
  • Keeps Home Safe

Features:
  • Charges 4 devices
  • Shuts off automatically
  • Frees up wall outlets
  • Reduces clutter

Features:
  • Wireless remote with mount
  • Save energy and eliminate standby power
  • 6 wirelessly controlled outlets
  • 2 always-on outlets for satellites and DVRs
Uses:
Electric grill, coffee maker, clothing iron, heater, all electric items

Uses:
TV, stereo, microwave, heater, all electric items

Uses:
TV, DVD player, stereo, cd player, cable/satellite box

Uses:
Space heater, curling iron, electric toothbrush, etc.

Uses:
Cell phones, mp3 players and mobile devices in general

Uses:
TV, DVD player, DVR, stereo, cable/satellite box



Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 9 x 2.6 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B003P2UMP8
  • Item model number: F7C005q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 14, 2010

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

345 of 416 people found the following review helpful By spin on November 10, 2010
Style Name: MonitorPackage Type: Frustration-Free Packaging Verified Purchase
I used to own a Kill-A-Watt, buy spilled water on it so I looked after a replacement.

I got this after reading good reviews. I was warned about the lack of functionality, but thought to myself 'surely, it can't be that bad'. It turns out it IS that bad.

Here's what I did:
After setting up the price per kWh, I plugged my small washing machine in it and ran a load. I could see the real time wattage as it was running through its different stages, and that was great. At the end, it showed me the dollar / year and dollar /month amounts. However, that is meaningless to me. I would like to know how many watts or dollars the machine used during the cycle, and it will NOT show you that. I'd like to know whether it cost me 10 cents or 30 cents to run a load. Same thing with my TV. I'd like to know the price of watching TV for one hour.

Kill-a-Watt was bulkier but offered exact and valuable numbers, not CO2 crap.
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202 of 243 people found the following review helpful By John C. Briggs on October 3, 2010
Style Name: MonitorPackage Type: Frustration-Free Packaging Verified Purchase
The Belkin Conserve Insight is a very nice piece of hardware and has a number of advantages over the Kill-A-Watt. Firstly, there are three outputs.
1) lbs/CO2 per year (or month)
2) $/year (or month)
3) Watts
Both the CO2 and $ setting can be adjusted to account for the cost and CO2 intensity for your local utility.

Averaging. One very nice feature is that after 45 minutes, the Conserve Insight goes in to averaging mode and displays the projected CO2 and $ per year. This is excellent for appliances that are turned on and off like a laptop or a refrigerator. The Watt display, however does not average. It shows the realtime updates.

Location, Location, Location: The small display for the Conserve Insight is located on the end of a 5 foot long cord. This is much better than the Kill-A-Watt that requires you to crawl on your hands and knees to get a reading. Also, the Conserve Insight is very nicely styled and looks great on a desktop. The Kill-A-Watt is much more utilitarian.

Simple: The Conserve Insight is very simple and easy to use. Personally, I do not have any problem with the Kill-A-Watts ease of use, but I have had trouble explaining it to other people.

Range: The Insight Conserve goes down to a much lower range than the Kill-A-Watt. Whereas the Kill-A-Watt bottoms out at 1 Watt, the Conserve Insight goes down to 0.5 Watts. This is a great help when trying to understand the power usage of wall hanging bricks (AC/DC converters). I am always frustrated with the Kill-A-Watt reading either 0,1, or 2. With the Conserve Insight, I can see the difference between 1.0 and 1.2. Nice.

Limits.
There are a couple of things I do not like.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By George K. on February 22, 2011
Style Name: MonitorPackage Type: Frustration-Free Packaging Verified Purchase
I think this is a pretty cool device. I have always wanted a kill-a-watt but then I saw this, it was cheap and I liked that it had a long cord.

I think overall it is a great item. I just wish they replaced the CO2 function with something more worthwhile. Like what others have said it would be pretty nice to know the average KW use. It will tell you what the average cost is for 30/or 365.

Example I have had my entire computer setup plugged in for a few days now, and it knows my usage. It is saying it will cost me 76.24$ a year to run my computer. Pretty cool. Also a great deal since I work at home and make my living on a computer. It would be nice if I could hit the lighting bolt and it would show me how much energy or average I have used since I plugged it in rather than currently burning 151 Watts.

Regardless this unit has saved me money. I tested a halogen floor lamp that I had in my office. It threw a good amount of light, but I never realized how expensive it would be to run. This unit told me it would be about 360 a year to run it non stop. I was using it for 10-12 hrs a day. Needless to say, I no longer use the lamp and switched down to a different floor lamp that uses 3 compact florescent bulbs instead. This will save me probably 8-10$ a month. Which will more than pay for the unit.

Also I have a UPS on my computer, which I probably no longer need since I am using a laptop, and this thing is using 21 watts just to keep it plugged in. Without the insight I would probably never paid attention.

The other thing I changed around was to have my printers on a switch now. Since I use my printers maybe 3-4 times a month, putting them on a switch will save me probably 15-20$ over the course of a year.
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47 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Tao on September 23, 2010
Style Name: MonitorPackage Type: Frustration-Free Packaging Verified Purchase
I was waiting for this product to be available for long time since I wanted to measure my computer system power consumption.

This product is uniquely convenient because you can put the display at eye level, i has a 5-foot tethered cable, not like the similar priced [[ASIN: B000RGF29Q Kill-a-Watt EZ]] and others which have the display right in the device plugged into the socket, this makes reading or monitoring very hard for most of us who has the wall socket low and usually hard to reach where all the cables are. This was a Deal Breaker for me.

The price is relatively OK to Expensive, Base on the quality and features, I think $20 should be the sweet spot price and would make the majority buy it.

The manufacturer did not say the % accuracy, but based on its reading with nothing plugged in, it reads 0-0.5W, I would guess it has <0.5% accuracy, someone correct me if i'm wrong.

Features: It has 3 Buttons.
Button 1: Planet image, reads your CO2 Footprint, forecasts at current usage for 30 Days or 365 Days
Button 2: Dollar Image, reads your $ impact in your electricity bill, forecasts at current usage for 30 days or 365 days.
Button 3: Ray Image, monitors the Watts being consumed at the power socket.

(After 45mins of being plugged in, it will switch to a average mode, which tracks the usage even when computer or else is off, giving you more accurate forecasts)

Features it does NOT come with:

Real time cumulative Watts/$/Co2 consumption. so you have to do your math if you are just testing watt usage over time.
Back-lighted display. Forget using this is very dark room

Will update this review after longer period of use.

I would definitely recommend this product to my friends.
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