15A Plug In Energy Saving Monitor
|RMS Voltage||180-250V rms||0.002||0.01|
|RMS Current||0-15.00A rms||0.003||0.01|
|Line Frequency||47.0-63.0 Hz||0.1Hz||0.02|
|Power Consumption||20W max|
ReviewsWrite a Review
10 of 10 Reviews
Good service over the years
Bought one of these from Maplin a few years ago (3-5?). Has been very useful. Appeared to be accurate, e.g. with 100 watt old-style lamp and 2.5KW kettle, and with nothing plugged in registered 0 watts. However now, after not using for a few months the display is only just visible and it registers 11 watts with nothing plugged in. Maybe an internal battery is running out, or it's just anno domini. Accurate readings at low wattages are important these days to measure stand-by power and the like. Will probably buy another. Usually have to press Watt button several times or hold it in to get watts displayed. Other outputs less useful to me.
I had been very pleased with this monitor, but my unit has just failed. For example, when plugged into a mains socket, it displays 194.4V and 32W when there is nothing connnected to the unit. I don't need to get my oscilliscope out to confirm that this is rubbish since the unit would be very hot if not smoking if it really was using 32W! I admit that I have had the unit for a year or two, but I doubt that it has been used moreAt a discounted than 50 times, and for no more than a minute or two on each occasion, so it really should not fail this early. Mine is marked model 2000MU and Prodigit with a serial number SH 09848.
This proved very useful after the storms just before Christmas. We had a TV and a burglar alarm system blow input mains fuses and an induction hob that showed a code saying that the voltage was out of range. Plugging in this monitor showed that that voltage was varying between 258 and 298 volts (yes 298 volts). Vague memories of past electronic engineering degree and a search on Google said this was probably a neutral fault in the three phase overhead supply. At third attempt, SSE were persuaded of this and the fault fixed.
Very useful device. I have used it to measure standby power used by TV/Sky box, power consumption on my home server and even at work, where I wanted to measure current draw on one of the rigs. You may not want to use it for accurate measurements but to know if you are well below the 13A mark, this will do the job.
A very useful item, it shows you the exact use you put on your home gadgets and equipment.
It's what I needed. Very useful.
Had this for a number of months now. Very simple to clip transmitter onto mains cable at meter and to set up. Gives full details of total energy use in my home and allows me to check past usage. Keeps a history log of energy use and costs and makes you think hard about leaving appliances on standby, especially when you see what it is costing you. Just buy one, you wont be dissapointed.
good accuracy for the price
Measures everything you want about power consumption as well as the nature of the load and the voltage and frequency of the mains. Two small things would improve it. When disconnected from the mains (eg power outage or accidental switch off) it loses its cumulative power usage. It would be helpful if there an inbuilt light so that the readings can be seen in the awkward places where some sockets are located.
I'm finding this very useful as a tool to show my children just how much electricity they waste when they leave things on when not in use. I tell them that the more we save on bills, the more we can spend on them - and it's really working!
QuestionsAsk a Question
10 of 12 Questions
michael arnell said:
Does the plug in monitor Code no: l61AQ come with European plugs for use in France. Many Thanks Mr.M.R.Arnell
John Taberner` said:
Can this device be used for commercial use if everything runs from a 240v plug or is there a 15amp limit. For example I have a commercial dishwasher running off a 240V plug with 35amps. Will the device measure usage?.
David Beacham said:
I have a garage with power coming from the landlords garage via an extension. Everything comes from one plug and I run light,radio and occasional poertools. Will this be suitable to tell me how much I'm using?
F. Woods said:
Will this device safely measure the energy consumption of a domestic hot water immersion heater?
can it remember a weeks worth of readings even if it is switched off at the mains each night?
Can I program it to record energy usage info for a specific time period, eg. 20min, 1 hour, 28 hours? If not do you have a product that is able to do this?
Is it ok to use this device to measure the electricity consumption through a modified sine wave inverter
does it have any fuse?
Bill Crawford said:
Does the product have battery back-up such that it can be removed from the socket and the information still read?
Bill Crawford said:
Is this product suitable for appliances with very low power usage (eg mobile phone charger) and intermittent use (eg fridge / iron)?
|Item code||Item name||Quantity||Price|
|L61AQ||15A Plug In Energy Saving Monitor||(1+)||£19.99|
Why not tell us and our B2B sales team about your specific business needs and expectations?
Offering a 1-2-1 personal account management service each representative is ableto help you ensure the service from Maplin meets your approval on all levels everytime.
As well as being able to help you benefit from volume quotations and bespoke productsourcing our team also offers a wide range of business services including:
- 30 Day EOM credit terms available on application
- FREE delivery on all orders above £10
- A range of guaranteed delivery services to ensure your goods are with you to meetthose tight deadlines
- Proforma Invoices
- Scheduled and forward ordering system
- Product branding and bespoke product sourcing available on application
- Online and in-store account use
- 5% discount for all schools and colleges
- 7% discount for all universities
- Sample product service - available on application
- Supplier cross-referencing and BOM quotations
As you can see, our range of services is comprehensive and built to service everytype of business need. We are committed to providing your business with 1st classsales and customer service.
Our aim is to establish mutually beneficial long-term relationships where our customersreceive a high class of reliable service.
Please contact us on 0844 557 6000 to discuss your business needs with your individualaccount manager.