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Gadget of the Week

Plug-In Mains Power & Energy Monitor

 

This plug-in mains energy monitor can measure Volts, Amps, Volt-Amps, Mains Frequency and Power Factor.

 

Pros

Interesting and very useful for seeing just how much energy your various mains powered devices use.

Learn the truth about how much energy (and your money) your devices waste in standby mode.

Work out exactly how much that mains powered air-con or heater is costing you to run

Helps make sure you dont overload sockets

 

Cons

Could be a tad cheaper

 

 

Large clear LCD display

 

 

Availability: Maplin

List Price: £24.99 (although some stores may still have it at £12.49)

 

 

Star Rating: 8 Stars  An awareness raising gadget that will help you save money and help you stay safe too.