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Re: OT: Saving energy

 Ward Vandewege wrote: 
> 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. 
> Thanks, 
> Ward. 

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