A while back, I thought those big ole panel meters were really cool, but after working with generators a bunch, they have lost some their appeal. They are just another thing to find room for, to mount, and to fix when they break. If you have some antique gauges, and you are displaying them for the vintage appeal, that’s still cool. But if you just want to know what’s going on, that’s a whole different matter.
The ‘Kill A Watt’ plug-in meter is throw-a-way cheap, and many of us can get by on this and enjoy some outstanding features. One of the things I like most is you can plug it in where you use the power, and monitor generator performance where you most likely are. For a reasonable price of about $29.95, some of us can afford to plug one in at the generator room and one at the load. And if one breaks, we have the other for backup.
After my experience with this device, I wouldn’t be without it and I wouldn’t spend a dime more for instrumentation for my generator systems.
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