On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 02:20:20am -0700, Divya Pujara wrote:
> It really does depend greatly on what exactly your energy monitor is
> reporting. You might be better served asking your energy monitor how
> many KWH of electricity were consumed over the preceding hour during
> which time your dishwasher ran through a full cycle. From that you can
> work back to an average current consumption rather than a peak or
> quiescent current draw which is what your assumption seems to be.
> (That incidentally might be exactly what your 230 watts is indicating
> i.e. average power)
I've had a new fuse box fitted, which is much safer than the old one,
but it means if the load around the house hits a certain limit it'll
trip... and while I have my fair share of UPSs it'll still be less than
ideal... so I'm trying to figure out how many amps I'm drawing now so I
know how many I've got to go.
The unit I have is a Southern Electric branded version of this:
Any experience on how good a reading they give? It appears to update
about every ten seconds or so.