Cent-A-Meter

Here in the Houston area, one of the power company, HL&P, is trying out a device to help home owners lower their electric bill.
Below is what I got from their web page: http://www.agl.com.au/AGLNew/Your+home/Energy+efficiency/Cent-A-Meter.htm Cent-A-Meter is an innovative new product designed to show you how much your electricity consumption is costing you in real time.The wireless electricity monitor displays the cost of electricity being used on a portable, easy to read, LCD monitor inside your home. Understanding the cost of your household electricity consumption is the first step towards reducing your energy bill.
On the news it shows the consumer walking around their home and shutting down different devices and watching their consumption drop.
Has anyone experienced this device?
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Moe Jones
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nope. came reeal close to buying one of these though...
http://www.theenergydetective.com /
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gofish wrote:

have installed two of these units to family houses, TED works well and comes within couple dollars of the final electric bill
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Fish,
Did you sign up for and receive the manual via email?
I'm curious as to more specifics here.....
Looks like an interesting device... and at $140.00... pretty reasonable.
Jake
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Jake wrote:

Yup, sure did, only their dang website responded that they couldnt/wouldnt send the file to an aol email address, which prompted me to send them a not-so-kind email, whereupon they promptly sent the file to my aol addy.... seems that aol runs some mighty tight spam filters....only the frickin spam gets thru, & not the legit email.....
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I found the main web site, http://www.centameter.us /, and they have a 2 page PDF file on the device.
The file even says the device can be hooked to a 3 phase power supply with a extra clamp.
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wrote:

"Cent-a meter" only works in other countries. Here in the U.S., we have to use "kill-a-watt". Why "kill-a watt"?
Because Cent-a-yard doesn't make sense, stupid!
;->
Consider the phrase "lunch break". Where the fuck do you think THAT came from?
Well, I'll tell you. "Lunch half-hour" doesn't make much sense, either.
;-> ;-> ;->
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by the way John, "Kill a watt" is a similar product, kind of. see http://www.smarthome.com/9034.HTML kind of funny in this situation, huh?
Bob

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