|Item Weight||6.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.5 x 6.5 x 3 inches|
|Item model number||P4400|
|Amperage Capacity||15 A|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Maximum Weight Capacity||8 Ounces|
|Warranty Description||Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.|
P3 P4400 Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor
|Price:||$18.38 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- Large Lcd Counts Consumption By The Kilowatt Hour
- Connects To Household Appliance & Assesses Its Efficiency
- Calculates Electrical Expenses By The Day, Week, Month Or Year
- Checks The Quality Of Power By Monitoring Voltage, Line Frequency & Power Factor
- Dim: 5.13"h X 2.38"w X 1.63"d
- Electricity usage monitor connects to appliances and assesses efficiency
- Large LCD display counts consumption by the kilowatt-hour
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Empowers You to Save Hundreds on Electric BillsElectricity bills are rising. Now you can cut down on costs and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect these appliances to the Kill A Watt, and it will assess how efficient they really are. The large LCD display counts consumption by the kilowatt-hour, the same as your local utility. You can calculate your electrical expenses by the day, week, month, even an entire year. Also check the quality of your power by monitoring voltage, line frequency, and power factor. Now you will know if it is time for a new refrigerator or if that old air conditioner is still saving you money. Kill A Watt can help you reduce your power bill and will help find power-wasting appliances so you are able to decide whether it is worth keeping them plugged in. For standard 115 VAC appliances only, 15 amps maximum, 125 VAC maximum.
Find Out How Much Electricity You're Using
Large LCD display counts consumption by the kilowatt-hour
Test The Quality of Your Home's Power
But measuring appliance consumption is just the tip of the iceberg. Because it can monitor voltage (Volt) and line frequency it can also test if an outlet is working, or evaluate the quality of the electrical power provided by your utility company. It can detect voltage drops around the house, help to predict brownout conditions or to make sure a new home's outlets are in working condition before escrow closes.
The LCD shows all meter readings: volts,
current, watts, frequency, power factor, and VA
Founded in 1987, P3 International is a privately owned manufacturer of solution oriented consumer products. For the last twenty years they have strived to develop products that are easy to use and ahead of their time. Thanks to their customer-centric attitude and support from their clients, they have experienced steady growth over the past decade.
They are committed to manufacturing high quality products that appeal to a variety of different people, from the environmentally conscious to the more technologically-minded consumer. With this philosophy driving them they are always looking for innovative new products which they can offer their customers.
Their unique products have garnered much attention, in particular the Kill A Watt. Reviews of P3 products have been featured in newspapers such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Top Customer Reviews
Having recently moved out on my own, and generally just enjoying statistics in general, I bought this to monitor my electric costs after two high electric bills in a row. The various results I found were quite surprising.
My air purifier, which I bought here on Amazon, uses 85 watts all the time... 85 * 24 hrs * 30 days / 1000 watts = 61.2kWhr * $0.20 = $12.24 a month.
Well, that's quite a costly monthly addition I never thought of. And that's just the begining.
My Vornado fan uses 45w... my air conditioner, on high 6 (out of 12) spikes up to 1200 watts. Jeez.
My computer, at idle with external drives, uses about 250w. When doing extremely intensive things, like encoding a video, 310w.
My light behind my computer desk, with five, 10-watt bulbs, doesn't actually use 50-watts total. No, it uses 50-watts for the bulbs, PLUS 30-watts apparently just for the light unit to function.
You too will find out all these things you never knew, and possibly save money by cutting out, or replacing energy guzzlers.
The product is also made in China. Just like everything else now.
Even though I've had my Kill-A-Watt for years, I still take it out regularly to test any new equipment in my home. I know my cell phone charger uses 4 W, my regular battery charger 5 W, and my IC3 15 minute battery charger 73 W.
Surely most will not have as much fun with this unit as I do, but it can be both practical and enjoyable for people such as myself or those looking to save some money off their electric bill. It's also an asset for anyone off-grid, who is generating their power with solar energy or by other renewable means.
* How big is the display: 4 digits.
* What are the front-panel button capabilities: volts, amps, watts, volt-amps, power-factor, frequency (hz), KWH, timer (since reset).
* Does it lose its data in a power failure: yes.
* You have to plug the unit into a nonswitched wall outlet, it can't measure overhead lighting or large appliances.
* It will report the amount of time (hours:min up to 99:59, then hours for about a year) since last reset but won't tell you how much of that time the attached device was powered on.
How did I figure out usage? I created an Excel spreadsheet with the following columns: Device, estimated wattage, estimated hours/month, kilowatts avg/month, measured kwh/day, measured kilowatts, annual cost. I went through the house and inventoried everything I could find, entering it into a row of the spreadsheet. Then I filled in the estimates:
- Hours/month: if I use a TV 3 hours a day, I enter the formula 3*365/12; if I use a treadmill 45 minutes on 10 days a month, the formula is 0.45*10*365/12.
- Kilowatts (average over the month): formula is watts*hours/(24*365/12)/1000. If you have a 60-watt light left on 24/7, you should see the value 0.060; if you have it on a 12-hour timer, you should see the value 0.030.Read more ›
Now I am going around the house and plugging other appliances in for a couple days. The real shocker was that my "economical" eMachines PC along with a CRT monitor was using more energy than the fridge! The computer was burning almost 2 KWH per day. I made changes to the energy saver software in Windows, so that the monitor automatically shuts off in 10 minutes and the computer hibernates in 1 hour. This has brought the daily consumption down to 1 KWH.
For those of you who don't understand KWH, its a measurement of electric usage by the power company. To be simple, using a KWH is about .08¢ in our area. So, if you save 1 KWH per day, you save .08¢ After a month's time, it's about $2.48. After a year it's about $30 bucks. The savings add up over time.
With the Kill-A-Watt, I've found out lots of interesting things:
My Mac Mini with a LCD monitor uses about 1/2 the power of my eMachines Tower with CRT. That's 70 Watts vs. 140 Watts.
My Electric Blanket which I though was "economical" pulls 120 Watts during operation. It actually uses 1 KWH per day. I even found out that the blanket burns 10 Watts when the power switch is off!
I found many "power bandits" in my home. These are devices like cellphones, scanners, routers, modems that have those little black power blocks. Most of these devices use 5 to 10 watts with the power switch off.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is how you KNOW if your generator is enough to run appliances together---hook it in --and add up the numbers!!!Published 15 hours ago by Tom
I plugged this into the wall, then plugged the power strip to our tv and satellite receiver in to it, to prove to my husband that even though the tv is turned off, it is still... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Pony Lover
These are accurate and reliable, and are a great way to find out how much power household devices from phone chargers to computers and refrigerators are using. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Electronics for Dogs
Worked like a charm! I used this to track down the culprit to my high energy bill.Published 4 days ago by Christopher Brown
I would much prefer some backlighting to the display to aid in visibility because it is difficult to read without some external lighting.Published 5 days ago by Ed Bordeaux
Used this to calculate how big of a UPS I'd need for my PC and my Entertainment center. Super cool and helps you not to over- or under- power your gadgets when the power goes out.Published 6 days ago by John Kilgore
I like this item OK but it could use some improvements. I think the LCD screen is a bit hard to read. I find myself always hang to pick it up and twist it around to see the screen.Published 6 days ago by NewZona Rides