Steplight Power Meter reviewed by CHOICE

The "people’s watchdog" CHOICE magazine recently reviewed 11 plug-in Power Meters.

The review included testing the accuracy of a high power reading (over 1,000 watts) and a very low reading (about 1 watt). We're pleased to report that our power meter (pictured on the left) scored well (the highest of the low cost power meters). You can purchase the full article here.

Power meters are a handy educational tool for consumers. By monitoring your energy consumption you can use these devices to your advantage. You’ll discover the power hungry appliances in your home... CHOICE put 11 power meters to the test ranging in price from $15 to $395. Each power meter was tested to see how accurately it records high power usage and very low power usage and was compared to CHOICE’S calibrated power meter. Power meters are generally easy to use – you simply plug your appliance into the meter (which needs to be plugged into the power point) and clear readings are given to you on a LCD screen. You don’t need to spend top dollar, most of the cheaper models will do the job. [...]

Models tested

  • Arlec Energy cost meter PC222
  • Belkin Conserve insight energy use monitor F7C005au
  • CCI Power Mate PM15A
  • CCI Power Mate Lite PML10A
  • Clipsal Ezaudit power usage meter 10A
  • DOSS 3 Way Wireless Power Meter WPM03
  • DOSS Mains Power Meter MPM01
  • Efergy Esocket Energy Monitoring Socket KAS01-01
  • Powertech Plus Wireless Energy Monitor MS6116
  • Powertech Plus Multifunction Energy Meter MS6115
  • Steplight Plug-in Power Meter

- CHOICE 8 June 2011. Full article can be viewed here.

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By Abraham Wile |

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