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Saved me a lot of money
on 2 October 2011
I bought this in the hopes of finding out exactly how much electricity some of the devices i have use. Well, it certainly did the job and then some. Not only did it tell me how much my TV etc was using but it also gave me an odd realisation at how inefficient some devices were. My 21 inch HD ready TV was using 100 Watts by itself. This was more than my big computer in general usage. Playing around with the backlight option on my TV, i managed to reduce the power consumption by 40 watts (playing with the contrast and brightness got it close to what it looked like before but these don't affect the amount it uses). Not only that, I realised that backlit screens of any device (laptop, netbook, TV, pc monitor) could use this same energy saving tactic. The big tip here is any screen you have that uses a backlight option, reduce the setting to as low as comfortably watchable because you can make massive savings on this alone. I've also reduced my laptops power consumption by 20% and my gaming computer (slight performance impact) by 30%. I'm now saving at least £5 a week on electric (was spending near £20 before).
This device has been a great money saver, it's really easy to use and will have paid for itself in 2 weeks for me and provided great insight into how much electricity specific devices actually use and with a bit of messing about with settings on some devices, massive savings are possible