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Old 02-08-2020, 01:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That wifi consumption meter is a great deal!

Just some feedback on the chinese kill-a-watt knockoffs...mine works great.

Safe? Dunno about that. But I figure, presuming I know how these things work, there's not much that can go wrong and cause dangerous (fire) situations.

Of course, I use in in a big concrete box, so if it goes up in flames, it won't take out my home.

I've tortured the thing. They sell an identical one - other than the plug on the back - for 220v, and I've put 220v and a good couple of thousands of watts through mine and it functioned properly and didn't go up in smoke.

Of course, I don't suggest anyone do any of the stupid things I do -- and if you do, take precautions like having it at the far end of an extension cord outside where it won't take out anything else -- but I thought a bit of feedback or a review was in order.

YMMV.
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