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Default Monitoring house current draw?

"peter" wrote in message
I'd like to be more aware of the current draw in my house.

Just step outside and observe your electric meter. If's the old style
electro-mechanical type you just take your watch and measure how many
revolutions the "wheel" makes in, say, 15 second. Write that down. If
you look carefully, you might find a number on the meter that converts
revolution to energy.

If you have a 100% electronic meter it should cycle around with one display
showing instant energy consumption.

Otherwise you have to use a current transformer (a clamp on ampmeter
includes a CT) and an AC ampmeter.

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