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Green Planet Wirelesss Energy Monitor £6.25 (Was £25) Instore at Wilkinsons

£6.25 @ Wilko (Wilkinson)
I was in Wilkinsons today and they have a number of items in garden and home reduced by 50% and 75%. I picked up myself a Green Planet Energy Monitor that was priced up at £25 with 75% off bringing it… Read More
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I was in Wilkinsons today and they have a number of items in garden and home reduced by 50% and 75%. I picked up myself a Green Planet Energy Monitor that was priced up at £25 with 75% off bringing it down to £6.25.

I've borrowed the description from elsewhere, but its one of those monitors to tell you how much energy you are using. At £25 its a bit of a rip but at the price they have it currently its a bargain!

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The Green Planet Energy monitor is designed to make the user aware of how much energy their home is consuming, which encourages the checking of lights and appliances, which maybe left on or on standby.

The Energy Monitor works using wireless technology to send instant power readings to a wireless display. The sensor clips around the electricity meter live feed where it measures the total electricity entering the home.

Wireless monitor.
Easy to install, no wiring required.
Reduce energy consumption.
Calculate costs.
Highlight wasteful energy.
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#1
The Energy Monitor works using wireless technology to send instant power readings to a wireless display. The sensor clips around the electricity meter live feed where it measures the total electricity entering the home.


They forget to mention that the monitor USES ENERGY!

I got mine free from British Gas and discovered the monitor USES energy to work. Where is the saving in that? I'll go back to my old way and just read my electricity use off the meter.
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pet2000
I got mine free from British Gas and discovered the monitor USES energy to work. Where is the saving in that? I'll go back to my old way and just read my electricity use off the meter.


Thats an amazing discovery you made there.
I recently discovered my tv used electricity to work and not the magic I thought it ran on.
#3
This one is battery powered :thumbsup:

Also, Id never dream of leaving one of these on permanently.
#4
deathtrap3000
Thats an amazing discovery you made there.
I recently discovered my tv used electricity to work and not the magic I thought it ran on.


I cannot remember the exact kwh/year the british gas uses but I think its equivalent to you boiling the kettle an extra 3 times in the year. Seriously if you keep an eye on it you tend to deelop a habit of switching off unused appliances. Well worth it I would say. Hot deal by the way.
#5
pet2000
They forget to mention that the monitor USES ENERGY!

I got mine free from British Gas and discovered the monitor USES energy to work. Where is the saving in that? I'll go back to my old way and just read my electricity use off the meter.


Ye I had a moment like that myself. I bought a calculator so I could calculate my finances better and save some money but then I realised that calculators actually COST money, where is the saving in that? I think I will just work all my bills out in my head instead.
#6
assettt
I cannot remember the exact kwh/year the british gas uses but I think its equivalent to you boiling the kettle an extra 3 times in the year. Seriously if you keep an eye on it you tend to deelop a habit of switching off unused appliances. Well worth it I would say. Hot deal by the way.


Umm, there is an adapter that's a standard wall socket to USB type affair. You can run the monitor direct from the USB port of any computer for "free" energy (ok - nothing's free - but you know what I mean.)


Oh, and we're talking less than 100mW/H! Hardly like boiling a kettle an extra 3 times!
#7
Why would a consumer ever wish to monitor electricty use? I find these things bizarre in a home (maybe OK in an industrial setting).

They have no use and cannot save you money. What do I do? Turn off my fridge freezer when not using it? Or maybe throw it away and import another from Eastern Europe? If we all dumped old stuff it wouldn't be very good for the Environment®.

Another idea by idots, environMENTALISTs and private electricty companies trying to scam consumers that they're Green®

It may have a one of use if you're actually wondering how much something costs, but if you're doing that you need to get out a bit more.
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Fujioka;6285986
Why would a consumer ever wish to monitor electricty use? I find these things bizarre in a home (maybe OK in an industrial setting).

They have no use and cannot save you money. What do I do? Turn off my fridge freezer when not using it? Or maybe throw it away and import another from Eastern Europe? If we all dumped old stuff it wouldn't be very good for the Environment®.

Another idea by idots, environMENTALISTs and private electricty companies trying to scam consumers that they're Green®

It may have a one of use if you're actually wondering how much something costs, but if you're doing that you need to get out a bit more.

I'd just like to thank you for this post. You're one of the best arguments for the pro green lobby I've encountered in a long while.

I've used one of these, it quickly shows what uses the most electricity and how to cut down.
In case you missed it electricity costs money so cutting its use saves money (if only there was a web site dedicated to listing "Hot Deals" that we could save money on, what a great idea). Ask someone what money is sometime, given you don't care what size your electricity bill is I assume that your parents are still paying for it all or something.
Perhaps instead of hanging around posting uneducated and ill informed rants on the internet you should "get out a bit more" yourself?
#9
it won't be as brilliant as it seems if you have Energy 7 with a separate lead for the night use.
#10
How accurate are these things?

To the watt, tens of watts, hundreds of watts?
#11
z00h;6286409
it won't be as brilliant as it seems if you have Energy 7 with a separate lead for the night use.
The Owl version allows you to plug in more than one sensor.
cells;6286416
How accurate are these things?
To the watt, tens of watts, hundreds of watts?
It depends... unlike the plug-in ones, they have a fundamental design flaw in that they can't see the voltage waveform, only the current waveform, so for anything that doesn't have unity power factor they will overestimate, and if your mains voltage isn't stable (and the same as it's calibrated for) then they will give an inaccurate answer as well. I think the plug-in ones are a better bet.
#12
SmokinMonkey
This one is battery powered :thumbsup:

Also, Id never dream of leaving one of these on permanently.


Of course using batteries is using an even more expensive form of energy per watt that it consumes, than the mains it is monitoring.

Hopefully it does not use many batteries and lasts a long time on each set.

On the other hand, it if points out some wasteful appliance (like the Plasma TV) being on standby using almost as much electricity as when it is on, it can offset the small cost in running it by changing habits that save a lot more energy overall.
#13
jamesdew
Ye I had a moment like that myself. I bought a calculator so I could calculate my finances better and save some money but then I realised that calculators actually COST money, where is the saving in that? I think I will just work all my bills out in my head instead.



Spot on answer!

I only hope the original post about this monitor using energy was in fact taking the urinatory substance, and not being serious.

Otherwise I an going to be very worried about the future of this Earth, and those humans are left, if that was the typical "average" human analysis of the benefits versus drawbacks of using this monitor.

I bought some food today, but found out that it takes energy to chew and digest, so I decided to save the energy I have got, by starving!!!!

Brilliant, let's hope we have started a trend for ridiculous analogies, and see what others can come up with!
#14
None in broadwalk Bristol, shame it may of persuade my kids turning the light of in the day dose save money
#15
mateypeeps;6287551
Hopefully it does not use many batteries and lasts a long time on each set.

I've had one of these for two years, I've changed the batteries in the reciever for the second time this week (2xAAA) and haven't had to touch the transmitter yet.

The only problem with it is my flat is on the opposite side and two floors up from my meter and I only get a singnal from the kitchen windowsill.
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Jeez, how ill informed are you people?

As posted in the first reply... Bittish Fas are giving these away for free, as well as the standby saver plugs (No more standby plasma use!!). You don't even have to be a BG customer and can opt out of any further communication.

Packages take upto a month to arrive!

[url]www.britishgas.co.uk/productoffers[/url]

Then, enter "EF3" (uppercase) as the code.

N.b. the offer is only available to certain qualifying people, however, British Gas *DO NOT* check the truth of household age claims.

Please see this thread on DigitalKaos for more information...

http://www.digital-kaos.co.uk/forums/f24/free-energy-meter-standby-saver-47763/
#17
boothuk;6290132
N.b. the offer is only available to certain qualifying people, however, British Gas *DO NOT* check the truth of household age claims.
Perhaps some of us are not "ill informed" but simply prefer not to indulge in fraud?
#18
pet2000
read my electricity use off the meter.



And what do you think your electricity meter uses? :roll: Hot air? :-D ENERGY of course :thumbsup:
#19
But to be fair, you don't have much choice about it!
#20
mateypeeps
Spot on answer!

I only hope the original post about this monitor using energy was in fact taking the urinatory substance, and not being serious.

Otherwise I an going to be very worried about the future of this Earth, and those humans are left, if that was the typical "average" human analysis of the benefits versus drawbacks of using this monitor.

I bought some food today, but found out that it takes energy to chew and digest, so I decided to save the energy I have got, by starving!!!!

Brilliant, let's hope we have started a trend for ridiculous analogies, and see what others can come up with!


Last week I needed some fuel and I was going to drive to the garage to buy some but then I realised I would actually USE fuel driving there so now I don't leave my house, it's much cheaper.
#21
boothuk
opt out of any further communication.



Remember to tick the boxes though :thumbsup:, the one at the bottom is very easy to miss :-D
#22
boothuk
British Gas *DO NOT* check the truth of household age claims.



Do British Gas check anything?

Signed
An unemployed 70-year-old :-D
#23
Fujioka
Why would a consumer ever wish to monitor electricty use? I find these things bizarre in a home (maybe OK in an industrial setting).

They have no use and cannot save you money. What do I do? Turn off my fridge freezer when not using it? Or maybe throw it away and import another from Eastern Europe? If we all dumped old stuff it wouldn't be very good for the Environment®.

Another idea by idots, environMENTALISTs and private electricty companies trying to scam consumers that they're Green®

It may have a one of use if you're actually wondering how much something costs, but if you're doing that you need to get out a bit more.


IF you are the sort of person who is not good at remembering to turn things off and IF you have several people in the house who are likely to leave on various computers, monitors, TVs etc Then I can see the advantage of having something by my desk/bed to remind me what is being consumed. Also there is a tendancy not to care too much about all these things until you see a cost attached to them. If they were expensive then I agree they might not be worth it, but as a reminder to do common sense things, you might otherwise forget, then they are great. Lots of people have no interest at all in saving the planet or going green but they do care about wasting money. I remember once having a car that monitored fuel consumption as I drove and it made a huge difference to my driving style

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