Measure the power consumption of electrical appliances

Test the power consumption of your kitchen appliancesThe electricity power meter measures and displays the power consumption of individual electrical appliances.

Monitoring the consumption of your devices might be a wise idea for people who have recently suffered from electrical issues. Additionally, they might want to get their underground or overhead electrical wires checked. This can reduce the chances of any further electrical mishaps. However, this is something that an ordinary electrician cannot do. Therefore, it might be prudent to contact level 2 electrical contractors who have the requisite knowledge and tools to do the work efficiently. Moreover, this can prove beneficial in the long run as homeowners will have an idea about the heat load of their house.

Whilst you might find more information about electrical issues at, this article will aim to tell you more about the functions of some common electrical devices. Simply plug the electrical device you wish to measure directly into the energy meter to display energy consumed and associated running costs of each electrical appliance.

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How It Works Step By Step

Plug in

Plug the energy meter into a wall socket or extension lead and switch on at the wall.

Select electrical appliance

Next select the electrical appliance you wish to check and test and plug directly into the energy meter.

Function button

By pressing the function button you are able to display different values on the LCD display for e.g. Voltage, Current, and Frequency of the electrical appliance you are testing.


As the desk fan was increased to speed 2, the power consumption also increased on the LCD display.

Using the function button allowed us to see the difference in running costs etc between the two different speeds.

Educates on electrical energy costs around your home

A great way to understand running costs of individual electrical appliances around your home helping save money by increasing your energy consumption awareness. Click here to see the top 10 metres.

What to do when your appliances stop working?

As much as we want to believe that something like this won’t happen to us, sometimes kitchen appliances do fail, so it’s important to make sure that you’re prepared when they do. One of the first things to do is to try another appliance in the power socket to ensure if it is the appliance or electrical system at fault. If it is the latter it may be prudent to call on a service like Barnett Electrical (
to fix the wiring. On most occasions, it can be the appliance itself and therefore will require a specialist repair service or a replacement if it is within warranty. If the appliance warranty has run out it may still be covered if you have home warranty. Here is some additional info about how home warranties can help to protect your home and the appliances in it.

If you do find yourself in an electrical situation there is nobody better to call in than Speedy Electrical, at least for Brisbane-based services. Over 20 years in the business means they can tackle any issue you face with your appliances, as well as pool wiring, and smoke alarms. See more information.

Speedy Electrical can provide assistance with a number of domestic electrical needs.