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#71008 - 10/19/06 10:53 PM Power monitoring  
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Who would you use or call to monitor and record power consumption?

I looked in the yellow pages and can not come up with anyhting.

Thanks.
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#71009 - 10/20/06 01:25 AM Re: Power monitoring  
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Hialiah Meter sells refurbed watt hour meters pretty cheap, $20 or less.
It's hard to beat what the PoCo used to bill you.


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#71010 - 10/20/06 02:38 AM Re: Power monitoring  
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Your best bet is to get a secondhand POCO meter as already suggested and use it as a check meter on the circuit concerned.

Also you can look on Ebay where they are sold for around US $15. + postage.


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#71011 - 10/20/06 04:03 AM Re: Power monitoring  
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Power consumption? KwHours? Get the dreaded E-mon D-mon. Landlords love 'em, tenents loath them..... Use tamper-proof screws. [Linked Image]

Demand/quality monitoring, you can do short term rental of logging units, or purchase/lease for long term. You'll have call around in your area, but there are those on the internet.


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#71012 - 10/20/06 09:32 AM Re: Power monitoring  
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Thank you for your input.

Edward


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#71013 - 10/20/06 12:05 PM Re: Power monitoring  
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http://www.hialeahmeter.com/spwm.html

$16.45 but you will need to come up with an old meter base


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#71014 - 10/21/06 11:45 AM Re: Power monitoring  
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If this is a commercial setting, you need to also figure in the demand as this can be a significant part of the billing. The meters usually sense the largest demand over a 15 min. period and are reset by the meter reader each month. Then the demand clause of the rate structure tells you how much you pay. There is usually something called a "ratchet clause" so that wintertime demand gets close to July & Aug. HVAC equipment demand.



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