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Watt Detector Program

Watt Detector Program

WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH ENERGY AN ITEM USES? CHECK OUT A WATT DETECTOR.

OPPD has partnered with libraries throughout our Service Territory to offer residence a way to measure how much electricity different appliances and electronics use. Stop by your local library, or check out the list below, and check out a watt detector.

What is a watt detector – and how can it help you save on utility bills?

How to use a watt detector

  1. Plug the watt detector into a three-pronged outlet.
  2. Plug any two- or three-pronged appliance or device into the watt detector.
  3. Press and hold the RESET button until “rESt” appears.
  4. Use the MENU key to cycle through the options: Volt, Cost, Rate, KWH or Elapsed Time.
  5. Within the Cost or Volt category, use the UP and DOWN buttons to cycle through day, week, month or year.
  6. Keep the item plugged into the watt detector for at least one hour to get an accurate reading. For the most complete calculation, leave the item plugged in for 24 hours.
  7. If power is lost during calculation, the watt detector won’t give an accurate reading and will need to be reset, using steps 3 through 6.

Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this device to rain or moisture. Only appliances that use a standard 120-volt outlet can be measured, so do not plug in ranges, clothes dryers, refrigerators or other large appliances. Review the Operations Manual for all safety warnings.

PARTICIPATING LIBRARIES: