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    Quote Originally Posted by Rouxenator View Post
    Anyone else know what the rates are for the electricity they buy. Just saw this on ABSA when I bought some.

    85.4 KWh @ 133.88 c/KWh
    300.0 KWh @ 163.16 c/KWh
    8.9 KWh @ 182.74 c/KWh
    Total 394.30 kWh

    Electricity R620.02
    VAT R86.78
    Total R706.80

    That's BS pricing
    Eskom prepaid homelight tariff
    0-600kWh @120,45c/KWh
    600Kwh+ @204,76c/KWh
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    @Dolby.

    Do you have a monitor similar to an extension cord? One end would be plugged into a wall socket and the other end would take a multiplug extension cable with TV, decoder, amp, android box etc.

    It would measures usage of that group of devices. Easy to unplug and move from room to room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    @Dolby.

    Do you have a monitor similar to an extension cord? One end would be plugged into a wall socket and the other end would take a multiplug extension cable with TV, decoder, amp, android box etc.

    It would measures usage of that group of devices. Easy to unplug and move from room to room.
    You can make your own.
    You'll need 1 extension cord, 1 Sonoff Pow and some time.

    Using this to measure my lounge power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    @Dolby.

    Do you have a monitor similar to an extension cord? One end would be plugged into a wall socket and the other end would take a multiplug extension cable with TV, decoder, amp, android box etc.

    It would measures usage of that group of devices. Easy to unplug and move from room to room.
    Something like this?

    https://www.geewiz.co.za/gadgets/436...ity-usage.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pho3nix View Post
    You can make your own.
    You'll need 1 extension cord, 1 Sonoff Pow and some time.

    Using this to measure my lounge power.
    Tks that's perfect.

    Where do you see the usage? Can't see on their pics. Do you take a reading and then check 48 hours later? Actually I've been looking for an excuse to use sonoff AND it's on sale. Bonus


    Quote Originally Posted by Suspect99 View Post

    Yes, that would work, can just plug the extension cord in. Will check it out tks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    Tks that's perfect.

    Where do you see the usage? Can't see on their pics. Do you take a reading and then check 48 hours later?
    You have an app on your phone that shows you the current usage.

    Excuse the iPhone resolution. App isn’t 100% for iOS.
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    Will contact them tomorrow, that's pretty useful and like I said I'm looking for an excuse to start a sonoff setup. I've been following the threads for a while.

    Appreciate the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    Will contact them tomorrow, that's pretty useful and like I said I'm looking for an excuse to start a sonoff setup. I've been following the threads for a while.

    Appreciate the help.
    GeeWiz has one that's already cut and is basically plug and play.
    https://www.geewiz.co.za/wireless-ne...ge&results=350
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    That's even better.

    Five people in the house and usage goes from 35 to 45 per day. There must be somewhere we can cut down.
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    Hi,

    Yea I've done exactly what was said said above : I took a multiplug and added a Sonoff POW (or R2) to check my use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    That's even better.

    Five people in the house and usage goes from 35 to 45 per day. There must be somewhere we can cut down.
    45 units a day? Even with 5 people in the house, are you constantly running baths? Is your pool pump going all the time? Is the fridge door being opened and closed all the time? I don't see how people could each use almost 10 units themselves a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    That's even better.

    Five people in the house and usage goes from 35 to 45 per day. There must be somewhere we can cut down.
    Yikes that's more then double what we use.
    Average we about 17 per day (2 adults 2 kids).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupus View Post
    45 units a day? Even with 5 people in the house, are you constantly running baths? Is your pool pump going all the time? Is the fridge door being opened and closed all the time? I don't see how people could each use almost 10 units themselves a day.
    It seems impossible yet the electrician told us that's normal for a house with 2 geysers

    Pool 6 hrs p.d
    2 x PCs 24 hrs p.d
    1 x Mac 24 hrs p.d
    5 x TVs 24 hrs p.d.
    2 x 150l geysers (4 x cleanliness maniacs who shower at least once a day)
    2 x loads washing per day (same cleanliness maniacs wear a thick hoodie once then wash it). A+ rated Miele washing machine.
    1 x dishwasher every 2 days.
    10 x day/night garden lights

    Fridge gets opened quite often - normal use

    Please can somebody work out for me what 10 x 14w garden lights cost per day if they're on for 10 hours at R1.32 kWh. I've confused myself with all the zeroes

    P.S. ordered one of those sonoff plugs from geewiz so we should get an idea soon of where the power's going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    It seems impossible yet the electrician told us that's normal for a house with 2 geysers

    Pool 6 hrs p.d
    2 x PCs 24 hrs p.d
    1 x Mac 24 hrs p.d
    5 x TVs 24 hrs p.d.
    2 x 150l geysers (4 x cleanliness maniacs who shower at least once a day)
    2 x loads washing per day (same cleanliness maniacs wear a thick hoodie once then wash it). A+ rated Miele washing machine.
    1 x dishwasher every 2 days.
    10 x day/night garden lights

    Fridge gets opened quite often - normal use

    Please can somebody work out for me what 10 x 14w garden lights cost per day if they're on for 10 hours at R1.32 kWh. I've confused myself with all the zeroes

    P.S. ordered one of those sonoff plugs from geewiz so we should get an idea soon of where the power's going.
    140W over 10 hours is about 1.4KWH a day so about R1.90 a day more or less
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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    It seems impossible yet the electrician told us that's normal for a house with 2 geysers

    Pool 6 hrs p.d
    2 x PCs 24 hrs p.d
    1 x Mac 24 hrs p.d
    5 x TVs 24 hrs p.d.
    2 x 150l geysers (4 x cleanliness maniacs who shower at least once a day)
    2 x loads washing per day (same cleanliness maniacs wear a thick hoodie once then wash it). A+ rated Miele washing machine.
    1 x dishwasher every 2 days.
    10 x day/night garden lights

    Fridge gets opened quite often - normal use

    Please can somebody work out for me what 10 x 14w garden lights cost per day if they're on for 10 hours at R1.32 kWh. I've confused myself with all the zeroes

    P.S. ordered one of those sonoff plugs from geewiz so we should get an idea soon of where the power's going.
    Computers could be using a fair chunk of that. Maybe turn those off?
    I've been around for a long, long year

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