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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_B View Post
    I'm sure Gumby is far too modest to promote his own blog!
    and since we are in mutual appreciation mode ;-) I have to say your investigation into individual ring power monitoring has inspired me to consider the same. Especially as I have a rather high base load reported by the whole house power monitor that needs some explaining!

    In the meantime it's a case of running round with the plug in meter.

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    Now I feel guilty since replying to this thread shoves it back to the top of the list again :-)

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    Hehehe.

    I've been there with the running around of the plugin meter. I was so sad I wrote done some of the usage for some appliances:

    Freezer = 0.6KWh per day
    Washing machine cycle at 30 degrees = 0.25KWh
    Washing machine cycle at 40 degrees = 0.5KWh
    Dishwasher cycle = 1.2KWh

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    Default Please update your RSS feeds

    If you've subscribed to the old RSS feed it amy not be working (yet) since upgrade to MT4 - there should be an Atom feed and an RSS2.0 feed available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_B View Post
    Hehehe.

    I've been there with the running around of the plugin meter. I was so sad I wrote done some of the usage for some appliances:

    Freezer = 0.6KWh per day
    Washing machine cycle at 30 degrees = 0.25KWh
    Washing machine cycle at 40 degrees = 0.5KWh
    Dishwasher cycle = 1.2KWh
    Hacked off with the high leccy bill I got at Christmas I've been doing the same.

    Gradually testing most appliances, with some suprises especially how much things use when "off" - and I dont mean TV's with standby's but things that most of the UKHA/AH readership have ... printers, powered speakers, servers etc,. As a result I'm pulling out plug tops much more than before and swapping round my 4-way stips to put the ones with switched outlets where they can be best used.

    Also some things using less than I'd expected - for instance my soundbridge taking only 5w.

    Mentioned it to a colleague who told me it was all a bit "sad"... but asked to borrow my plug-in meter anyway :-)

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