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Consumer Technology New Plug Monitors Electricity Usage and Cost

Published on December 21st, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill


Measuring Electricity Cost In Dollars (New Smartphone App)

December 21st, 2012 by  

Many appliances exist to measure your electricity usage, but sometimes converting that statistic into a usable figure is difficult — we can’t always determine how many cents per kilojoule we’re using.

Continuing the love for Indiegogo projects, we have another project looking for funding from ‘the crowd': the MeterPlug.

The MeterPlug plugs in between any appliance and the AC outlet and sends your consumption information to a smartphone application, which can then show you how much electricity you are using and what that actually means in dollars.

New Plug Monitors Electricity Usage and Cost

By the looks of things, this app will see it’s functionality limited by location, but it has the ability to determine the cost of your electricity usage as well as determining the costs at different times of the day as you go “on peak” and off.

You can also use the app to turn off appliances that have crossed a threshold of usage, or simply when you leave the room.

Current versions of the plug exist for the following locations:

  • North American Plug: Used in the USA, Canada, most of Central and South America, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia.
  • European Plug: Most European Countries (including Eastern Europe), Chile, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Uruguay.
  • British Plug: the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Malaysia, and Singapore.

So head on over to Indiegogo for heaps more information on the capabilities of the MeterPlug and the accompanying smartphone app. 
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