[SunRescue] Power concerns.
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Thu Mar 8 18:35:19 CST 2001
Ahhh yes, draw is measured by the power company in Kw-hr.
Excuse me for using the wrong notation;-) I meant Kw-hr when I put down
kw/hr, and It looks like I slipped a decimal place.
I was just trying to illustrate quickly that they billed me for four times
the power I could possibly under any circumstances have used.
-- Original Message --
>On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Chris Byrne wrote:
>> It is difficult to do this for yourself without specialized equipment,
>> you can get an good electrical contractor to do a power totalization
>> for you. They can test the max draw of any single appliance, as well
>> the mx draw of your entire electrical system, and they should be able
>> come up with an average.
>Or just get a good ammeter which can measure power factor. Probably
>> Considering that the apartment only had a 40amp servce panel the most
>> could possibly have been drawing through the wiring of the building was
>> 4.8kw/hr, and there's only 720 hours in a month, this a maximum of 345.6
>Nitpick. Your draw is measured in KW, not KW/Hr. Watts measure power,
>not energy. Your total consumption of energy is measured in KW-Hr, not
>You could have said your max draw was 4.8KW, which is roughly 17.2MJ/Hr.
>Over a month this is a maximum energy consumption of 3456KW-Hr (not KW/Hr,
>which is an essentially meaningless unit of measure) or roughly 3.5MW-Hr.
>-James [licensed CA electrical contractor]
>Rescue maillist - Rescue at sunhelp.org
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