MeterPlug plugs in between any appliance and the AC outlet. It measures your consumption and sends that information over Bluetooth to your smart phone, where the app displays your real costs.
MeterPlug can turn on or off any appliance connected to it.
The app, will display in Dollars or in your local currency, How much money that appliance is costing you. It can display live information, History such as, cost last hour, last day, last week, last month etc.
The app displays your real electricity costs, depending on your location. It can even calculate the cost if your local state or country has different costs for electricity at different times of the day.
You can program it to automatically turn off the power to an appliance that is on standby, when it detects that the appliance is consuming vampire power.
You can program it to turn off an appliance , when you walk away, and turn back on and you walk in.
You can manually turn On or Off any appliance connected to MeterPlug within a 100 Foot range.
There may be appliances acting like vampires —sucking up energy even though the power is switched off.
If you leave your Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 on, it will continue to consume roughly 170 watts of power, 24/7. That's about $220 per year!
While testing MeterPlug, we found out that our 50" Sony LED TV consumes $18.25 pear year on Standby. See the video to the right.
By using MeterPlug, you can find appliances that cost more to run than others, allowing you to calculate better when to run your appliances and for how long. This way, you can understand what appliance is causing your Electric bill to be so high, and where you can save.
The vampire power shield also prevents your appliances from using excess power when you aren't using them!
Setup an Alert or auto-off, when a specific device's running cost goes over a pre-selected amount.
Decide that you would like to use the heater for only $1.5 per day. Your phone will alert you when you have reached that cost, and MeterPlug will automatically turn off the heater.
YYou can have 1 MeterPlug and move it around your house or have many units running at the same time. You can connect to different appliances simultaneously in your house or work and get all that information live on your smart phone.
MeterPlug has a range of about 100 feet, so you can read the information from most places in your home.
MeterPlug has also built-in memory, so it will measure and record the information even when you are not home. Once you are within range, you can download all the consumption history of that appliance.
I found out my window A/C was consuming $80 per month. I bought and replaced it for a new one with the same power, but more efficient. It costs to run now $45 per month saving me $35 per month.Walter M. Boca Raton, FL
My Printer draws $10 per year when on and not actually printing.Joe S. Seattle, WA
My microwave consumes $6.31 per year when plugged in and not in use!Peggy S. Miami, FL
I stopped using my portable heater. It costs $3.8 per day just using it at night! That's almost $120 per month.Scott B. Orlando, FL
My Nintendo Wii consumes $16.5 per year when on and not in use!Alex T. Albuquerque, NM
The app downloads the actual costs of Electricity based on survey and average databases of the following Places:
We are adding automatic databases for more countries now. You can always enter your local cost per KW/h manually on the settings menu.
The app downloads the average cost of household Electricity cost of all USA States and European countries, updated every month. If you need more accurate numbers, you can always enter your electricity costs manually, in the app’s settings. You can even select different costs for different times of the day.
Each MeterPlug is designed to work universally from 100V to 240V AC. You could take a USA version, and use it in China, Europe, or Australia. Just the pins don’t match, and you would need a simple local adapter.
Remember that MeterPlug doesn’t convert Electricity. So if you use a USA version, and your country is 220V, don’t plug in 110V appliances.
At this moment we are concentrating on:
MeterPlug doesn’t require a ground pin to measure your consumption. You can even plug in a shaver, and it will still work!
No, MeterPlug has no Surge Protection. If you live in an area with increased lighting strikes, it is recommended to plug MeterPlug after a socket or power strip with surge protection.
0.1Watts. That's about 1 Cent cost per year!
When Activated, MeterPlug learns the regular consumption of your appliance. When the consumption goes down but remains "On" for more than a set time, MeterPlug will know this is vampire power, and cut off the power. When your phone is in range, it will turn the power back on. This will greatly help you lower your bill!
There is a manual On/Off button on the side of MeterPlug, in case you're not home, and there is no device at home with Bluetooth 4.0 to turn it back on.
Your paired phone must be within the 100 feet range of the MeterPlug to turn the power On/Off.
MeterPlug comes with a small side button. Once pressed, it will override and turn on the appliance.
Any Phone/Tablet paired with a MeterPlug, can communicate with it, get consumption readings, and turn it on or off.
In theory, you can add and pair as many MeterPlugs to your phone as you would like. We recommend not pairing more than 100, as it might slow down the phone's database.
Only one MeterPlug at a time can be accessed from your phone. When you want to use another MeterPlug, just swipe with your fingers on the app and select another MeterPlug.
It communicates via Bluetooth Low Energy.
MeterPlug works iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, New Ipad, iPad mini, New iPod touch. It also works on Android devices supporting Bluetooth 4.0, running Android 4.0 and newer. We have tested it on the Samsung Galaxy S3, and Note 2, and it works great! (Since the support for Bluetooth 4.0 on the Samsung S3 is bad, we wrote the Buetooth drivers on our own)
No, you don't need any adapter or special case. MeterPlug will communicate directly with your Smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy.
Approximate 100 feet or about 30 Meters.