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Plug in Energy Monitor - £6.84 @ Lidl from 12.02.2009

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Premier_2
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Since there are still people asking about where to get the plug in energy monitors from, I thought it opportune to say that Lidl will again have some in stock from 12 Feb 2009 for just £6.84

http://www.lidl.co.uk/uk/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20090212.p.Energy_Monitor.ar2

2 words of caution:

Note the maximum current is only 10A for this unit (2400W)
Note also that the details do not state whether it can handle 2 rate electricity tariffs (i.e. E7) - check before you buy if this is important to you.


Thanks to melted on HUKD for the heads up.
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  • espresso
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    Energy Monitor
    • Helps you accurately monitor the amount of electricity used by an appliance
    • Functions include:
    • - Current measurement
    • - Maximum current
    • - Maximum power consumption
    • - Mains voltage
    • - Mains frequency
    • - Total power consumption
    • - And many more
    • Max. 10 amp
    • Child-resistant socket
    • Batteries included
    • Price per item £6.84
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  • Premier_2
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    "Now to trolling as a concept. .... Personally, I've always found it a little sad that people choose to spend such a large proportion of their lives in this way but they do, and we have to deal with it." - MSE Forum Manager 6th July 2010
  • espresso
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    Premier wrote: »

    Yes I posted a heads up before you here.

    :p
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  • espresso
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    Bump.............
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  • Premier_2
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    Available instore today :j

    Thanks to espresso for the reminder
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  • Garz
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    Popped into my local lidl and randomly found the one and only amongst an old basket with someones unpaid for shopping. I checked in this store last week too and they had none then. Guess I got lucky!
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    Heres a *plaster* to help with your misfortune. ;)

    I posted on Premiers thread regarding mine, but glad for the heads up!
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  • 1carminestocky
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    If only the energy companies were as competitive with each other as the 'Plug-in type Lidl energy monitor' thread starters we would be quids in....;)
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  • Fire_Fox
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    My local Lidl had them in stock, and also one or two vertical versions that were labelled as 'timers' but clearly stated they would measure energy usage. Perhaps these are old stock? :confused:

    After swearing at both the monitor and the enclosed instructions several times - don't knock it, it worked - mine is presently measuring my freezer's energy usage in KWH. :D

    Edited to add: In the last hour, my (8 year old) freezer has used just 0.03KWH! So about 0.8KWH a day, or 300KWH a year. At an average of 8p per KWH that's only £25 a year .... :beer:
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  • shammyjack
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    Fire_Fox wrote: »
    My local Lidl had them in stock, and also one or two vertical versions that were labelled as 'timers' but clearly stated they would measure energy usage. Perhaps these are old stock? :confused:

    After swearing at both the monitor and the enclosed instructions several times - don't knock it, it worked - mine is presently measuring my freezer's energy usage in KWH. :D

    Edited to add: In the last hour, my (8 year old) freezer has used just 0.03KWH! So about 0.8KWH a day, or 300KWH a year. At an average of 8p per KWH that's only £25 a year .... :beer:

    As your freezer will switch on and off on its thermostat you really need to do a full weeks reading to be anywhere near accurate.

    £25 a year on an old freezer would be better than a modern A+ rated one and could well be more like £10 a month in summer .

    shammy
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