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Budget US wall outlet power meter

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm curious about electrical power draw of things around my house, looking for a cheap unit that gives a live readout of power draw, +/-4 or so if that's not too unreasonable. Google isn't giving me the kind of answers I need, yet again the magical words elude me.


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1 minute ago, Cyracus said:

I'm curious about electrical power draw of things around my house, looking for a cheap unit that gives a live readout of power draw, +/-4 or so if that's not too unreasonable. Google isn't giving me the kind of answers I need, yet again the magical words elude me.

something like this?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
41 minutes ago, CodeNova said:

something like this?

Yes, thank you


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If you're recalling interested in electronics, it may be worth it to get a multimeter, specifically a clamp meter. I have the UNI-T UT210E and it's a great little meter, especially for only $40. You can also get little plugs that physically split the live and neutral lines apart from each other so you can take am measurement with a clamp meter. 


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