Black & Decker's Power Monitor

Black & Decker's Power Monitor

Gregory Han
Dec 8, 2008

Hmmm, we're intrigued by this Black and Decker product as an affordable energy audit solution. The EM100B Power Monitor is a real-time energy consumption monitoring device that operates via wireless sensor attached to the electricity meter outside of the home, making this a great DIY, eco-friendly device that will save the environment and money in the long term. A sensor monitors the power usage and transmits the information to a handheld display monitor inside the home, giving users a cost-per-kilowatt-hour and even a billing plan (flat rate, peak/off-peak, or tiered) via the EM100B Power Monitor handheld display. What's really great about this device is its ability to isolates which individual appliance is using how much power in the household, so you can make adjustments accordingly (CFL or LED bulbs, energy-friendly power strips, more efficient large appliances, etc). Seems like a smart move for both the energy grid and the wallet...

The EM100B Power Monitor is available for $99.99 at Amazon.

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