Product Type: Wattson gadgets
Newest Review: ... It goes up when the shower is being used...i end up shouting upstairs when i think poor Wattson is about to expire with the numbers bein... more
Simply elementary my dear Wattson
Wattson Energy Monitor
Member Name: mandymuck
Wattson Energy Monitor
Advantages: Makes you aware of energy use
Disadvantages: Doesnt pay your bills
Oh Wattson...he is a part of my family now! "what is Wattson doing now?" is asked many times in this house. I bought Wattson last year to teach my kids about energy use and to try and reduce our outgoings. He is easy to set up. There is a peg like probe that fits onto the outside of a majof wire that comes out of the fuse box. It is totally safe and needs no electrical knowledge. A Transmitter is placed near to this. (we put it in the meter cupboard). This is powered by batteries.
The main unit it wattson himself. He is powered by a rechargeable batteries and by plug. He doesnt use up much juice. He sits anywhere as long as he can pick up the transmission. We have him in the lounge, upstairs and dining room. He oesnt make a noise but he either glows, has numbers across his face or both. He glows blue when you are using a small amount of electricity and this gets more and more purple as the energy levels crank up. His numbers can show how much in pounds you are spending at that moment or how many KW you are using. We use the KW and colours as the money display requires us to plug wattson into the computer and change the values to those of your energy providor. This is a bit of a faff really and we dont use this facility.
Every so often we use him to audit the home...we turn everything off and re introduce items one by one...this gets the kids excited and they become quite into turning things off at the plug!
So wattson...he is watched...he tells us when we have left things on..eg the bathroom lights! It goes up when the shower is being used...i end up shouting upstairs when i think poor Wattson is about to expire with the numbers being shown on his little face! Hubby takes him to bed to see how much energy we use when we should be all asleep...strange man....
I like wattson....i like the new lower price. he is a gadget we use...a lot
Summary: Should be integral in all homes