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Old 02-12-2013, 08:13 PM
 
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Mite bit expensive but.....

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MeterPlug plugs into an outlet. You then plug your appliance directly into the MeterPlug. The gadget reports energy usage over Bluetooth to an app that translates the draw into actual dollars. You can manually enter your local electricity prices or use the app's average for your country.
Phantom fighter: MeterPlug reports electric use in dollars | Green Tech - CNET News
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Sounds like a Kil-a-Watt with a Make Magazine add-on wireless module.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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<<<You then plug your appliance directly into the MeterPlug>>>
What kind of *appliance* would you be using and then reducing that usage of the *appliance* ?

The thing here is, what will it change in your behaviour when you actually look at the App ?
If it does nothing but, just make you feel bad, then what is the use of having that doo-hicky and the App ?

Sounds like the running meter on our phones in Germany, where they show you this *looks like a Mexican gas pump* meter that runs when you make a phone call. The farther away you call, the faster that meter runs.
Makes you think twice to stay on the phone too long !
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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I checked one out from the local library and found how much my appliances were drawing just turned off.
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