Power used device who wants one?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by vatso, 18 Nov 2012.

  1. vatso

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    Just bought one today from builders warehouse R350

    it's cheap compared to what it costs to run my tank & PS my tank is sun light LOL

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    Yeah, they are so cool, also bought one, not connected yet, waiting for the new set up. Want to know if my usage can be blamed for the high electricity bill, I have a bet that I want to win.;)

    I must say, your consumption is high, R9125 per year, is that correct Mark?
     
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    I use around R15 per day with the current use which is R450 per month so R5000 per year

    Lucky I don't need viewing lights so could get away with R12 per day

    the problem is in winter heaters are a lot to keep the tank warm

    If I was to run MH properly over my tank my bill for the tank would be around R1200+ per month
     
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    LOL mine is running at 40R a day max on the per year dispaly is 9999 and thats where mine is stuck...
     
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    when I travel I turn the viewing lights off - I love the fact all I have to back up is the internal flow pumps on my tank - I never worry about the lights

    this hobby is getting more and more expensive

    I am going to look at a solar solution for my tank will work out the amount of power needed to be stored and generated to run the tank off the grid
     
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    Hobby is very expensive, and no one is keen to let go of the higher prices, it seems like everyone has similar prices, and there is no competition.
     
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    I've got the wireless version. You also get one with pc software for techy guys.
     
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    Just got mine from Builders
    Boksburg. They going for R220
     
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    Please can you advise what its called. Make and name would love to get one also. A pic of the box will be great. What do you ask for when you go to Builders? "Power Consumption Meter" ?
     
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    The make is EFERGY. It's a Energy monitoring socket. Builders by me had it on a big display stand as you walked in. Fatso has posted the pic.
     
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    Bought one today. What does the electricity cost? Mine came set at 10cents, is that right?
     
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    I must get me one aswell
     
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    nice gadget. will look into something like that when i go bigger at the moment i dont think im even doing R10 a day lol
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i know who supplies those :)

    electricity max rate i think is R1.20, i set mine to that as your bill is a sliding scale, so using the max is a good average
     
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    does this thing work out the average consumption over a period or does it just show the current usage on the tank at the time of checking?
     
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    it checks cost since running, monthly avg and current
     
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    cool thats pretty handy....was thinking doing the math wouldnt be much fun if it didnt work it out :) I saw these a couple of weeks back at builders and didnt look into them much as i figured i might be better off not knowing or not letting the wife see what the tank costs a month to run. Once a figure and price gets attached it becomes evidence :)
     
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