Thomas (boggyb) wrote,
Thomas
boggyb

  • Mood:

This afternoon I picked up a smart electricity meter from my local library. Installation was reasonably easy - wiggle the meter cables until you can fit the current clamp on to the live one, plug in the display, work out how to enter the time and tariff (the destructions were missing), go play!

Discoveries so far:

  • The cooker hobs are genuinely variable-power (ranges from about 500W to 2kW or so). I didn't think any electric hobs did that - usually they pulse on and off.
  • Standby-only load is about 30W. That's 3 smoke alarms, 3 phone chargers (base station, handset, cellphone), a wireless router, the cooker clock, 2 electric heater clocks, the fridge idling, the TV on standby, and a handful of power supplies idling. I'll have to experiment and work out where it all goes.
  • The immersion heater draws 2.86kW when active, and is probably the heaviest energy consumer in the flat (the shower draws more, but for less total time).
  • The main panel heater draws 1.5kW on half power, or 2.8kW on full. The bedroom heater is 1kW/2kW. I thought they were both the same rating.

Tags: energy
Subscribe

  • End of the Year meme 2019

    Welcome all to a new decade! What did you do in 2019 that you'd never done before? I'm... not sure there was anything new in 2019. Does seeing…

  • Week of books meme: day 7

    "To post seven books I love, one book per day. No explanations, no reviews, just covers. Everyday I'll ask a friend to share the challenge. Let's…

  • Week of books meme: day 6

    Whoops, missed this yesterday "To post seven books I love, one book per day. No explanations, no reviews, just covers. Everyday I'll ask a friend…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments