Accurate Power Meter for 15A Sockets
The Power Mate 15 Amp is a precise power meter used for measuring the power consumption of larger 15 amp appliances, including:
- Commercial kitchen appliances (cookers, dishwashers, etc).
- Caravan park and boat marina powered sites.
- Many other devices, including water pumps, computer server equipment, and air conditioners.
15A appliances connect to a high current rated socket, identifiable by a taller, deeper earth pin. This power meter can only plug into 15A sockets, pictured below:
15A power sockets have a larger Earth pin
Measure and Uncover Opportunities to Save Energy from Larger Power Loads
The Powermate PM15A has similar functionality to the Power-Mate Lite 10A in a 15 amp format capable of measuring loads up to 3.6kW. In addition to accurate power measurement, it displays voltage, current, power factor and energy. Electricity cost, greenhouse gas readings, and extrapolated readings over hourly, quarterly or annual time periods can be displayed based on power readings at the time of measurement.
Specifications - Power-Mate 15A
|Set in cents/kWh to 3 decimal places
|Set in kg/kWh to 3 decimal places
|Inbuilt run-time timer shows the total time the unit has been plugged in since the last reset (up to 100 hours)
|$00.001 - 99.9999
|00.001 - 999.999 kWh
|00.001 - 999.999 kg
|170.0 - 270.0 V (RMS)
|00.001 - 15.000 A (RMS)
|0.001 - 3,600.0 W
|Accuracy error for all ranges is better than 1% (typical accuracy error is better than 0.5%)
|150mm x 80mm x 30mm (H x W x D)1.2 meter flex lead with 'piggyback' 15A plug
|User Guide (PDF)
|Powermate 15A (name); PM15A (stock code); 9318674896890 (barcode).
Please Note: The Power Mate 15A device is rated for 'indoor use.' It is not suitable for extended usage outdoors unless the screen is placed in an enclosure (or similar) to protect it from the elements.
Display falls short.Entry of kwh rate not clear. Compared to Victron Smart Solar app on smart phone the latter is excellent in fit for purpose but the Powermate is not anywhere as good in display of power consumption.
Hi Geoffrey, Thanks for the feedback. The Power-Mate 15A display is a simple single line, but the measurement accuracy and extrapolated readings (hour, quarter, year) set it apart. If you need help with setup, let us know. For 10A loads, the Power-Mate Lite (PML10A) has a larger dot matrix display capable of showing more info at a glance. Both are stand-alone power meters which do not require internet, connection to a smartphone nor part of a larger inverter/PV/battery-charger system.
Works well. Controls not particularly intuitive. Would benefit from a history function.
They kept me informed the whole step of the way
Great when using electric kettles and microwaves
This is literally the only 15 amp power meter I could find. I bought this to find out how many kwh I'm using during my welding sessions. It's easy to use, but would have been better if it was just one unit instead of having a massive lead. Not cheap but most good things rarely are. They make a 10 amp model as well. Very reliable.
Easy to use tool.
The meter does everything it says it does and I can see it will be well used. Good purchase.