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How to test 220v power with killawatt?

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by Grow215, Apr 19, 2017.

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    Grow215

    Grow215 Member

    So how do I test how much amps am I pulling in my tent on 220 V power? Got a killawatt but looks like it only works with 120vac.
     
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    qballizhere

    qballizhere Well-Known Member

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    Grow215

    Grow215 Member

    @qballizhere Thanks for the info and reply!! I will look into how to use that bayite.
     
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    Grow215

    Grow215 Member

    My electrician wired up my 8 light controller with this plug so I can remove it easy.

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    My goal is to get a reading for all 8 lights when fully powered.
     
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    MonkeyPickAss

    MonkeyPickAss Well-Known Member

    well you know about how many watts your lights use so you also know how many amps they use....
     
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    qballizhere

    qballizhere Well-Known Member

    You would put the 2 hot wires that are carrying the load you want to measure and clip the amp reader around them. One reason I suggested that one was because it is the clip style. All that is left is to give the unit power.
     
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    Grow215

    Grow215 Member

    Just made the order.
     
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    WeedFreak78

    WeedFreak78 Well-Known Member

    And I bet Apple is monitoring and collecting all that data on what your running in your house for electronics.. no thanks.
     
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    MonkeyPickAss

    MonkeyPickAss Well-Known Member

    Riiiiight. I assume you aren't serious but if you are I would be VERY curious as to how you think an app would know what you have plugged in?
     
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    WeedFreak78

    WeedFreak78 Well-Known Member

    Depends on how it monitors power usage. Look at "smart" power meters, they can be used to identify what equipment you have in your house. Might not be able to tell specifics, but they can tell if you're running hid lights, or a electrical dryer, or stove, and when they are running.

    As far as any apps are concerned, I automatically assume they are collecting any and all data they can because consumer "privacy rights" are a joke.
     
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    nevergoodenuf

    nevergoodenuf Well-Known Member

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    WeedFreak78

    WeedFreak78 Well-Known Member

    Yeah.. because there's never been any incidents where government or private corporations have been monitoring citizens activities without thier knowledge or consent.. oh wait..NSA, Internet providers, cell phone manufacturers, smart TVs. No tin foil here, just sound reasoning based on past history.

    But hey.. "if your not doing anything wrong, what's the problem".. right?..:roll:
     
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    Grow215

    Grow215 Member

  14. I understand im a software engineer...and ot is true but....75% of malware/spyware is for marketing purposes.
     
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    WeedFreak78

    WeedFreak78 Well-Known Member

    I realize that, but I still don't want it. Stealing my info so they can market thier shit better, fuck them. :finger: How about just making a product that will sell on merit, not cheap shit they need to trick people into buying with marketing...mehhh... it's too early, I'm grumpy,.... time to bongsmilie..
     
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    Grow215

    Grow215 Member

    Which cable goes where? I saw a sample with brown on 3rd spot and blue on 4th spot.
     

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    Grow215

    Grow215 Member

    Also the cable is too thick. Clamp meter is probably the only way.
     

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