The Power Mate meter is a gadget to help us check how much power is being consumed.
There are various read-out options, but I tend to use the Dollar Value one.
An example is my current study set up with PC system, Internet and Phones.
The current display reading shows 0.4389, and when I press the + button it says 293.32, the – button shows 73.31 and the green “enter” button shows 0.0335.
That all means:
- The annual cost of this set up is: $293.32
- The quarterly cost is $73.31
- The hourly cost is 3.35 cents
The .4389 figure states the actual cost since I set this up, which was 13 hours 8 minutes and 05 seconds ago. Using the mode key, I can check that as well.
The electricity cost rate is 20.21 cents per kWh.
It is a handy gadget, but I just saw the price… $295.00
I borrow this one, every so often from the local library, free of charge, for 4 weeks at a time.