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Re: OT: Saving energy

 On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 01:10:39PM -0500, Brendan Kidwell wrote: 
> Why not go to the source and measure just the energy consumption? Get a 
> Kilawatt < 
> and measure the total watt hours used by each scenario. If you run two 
> scenarios in the same day be sure to let the dryer cool down completely 
> between tests so that you're always measuring energy consumption from a cold 
> start. 

Good plan - except the killawat is not compatible with the average electric 
US dryer. From wikipedia: 

  In the United States and other countries following USA wiring standards, 
  electric dryers typically have a 4-wire NEMA 14-30 plug, rather than the 
  3-wire NEMA 5-15 plug used by most appliances, and need a 30-ampere, 240-volt 
  centertapped single-phase circuit. 


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