[mythtv-users] System specifications review...

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Nov 16 18:13:07 UTC 2009

On 11/16/2009 12:33 PM, Johnny wrote:
>> Kill-a-Watt.  I /highly/ recommend getting one if you're actually interested
>> in reducing power usage.
> I like my Kill-a-Watt with one exception. They designed it so that it
> is just big enough to block both plugs in the outlet. Since I usually
> want to look at just one component, ideally I would plug everything
> else into one plug and the Kill-a-Watt into the 2nd. But instead I
> have to have an extension cord to plug the Kill-a-Watt into so that I
> still have a plug accessible for other devices.

Yeah, that's not ideal, but you can get around it with either a short 
(6") extension designed specifically for dealing with wall warts, etc. 
or (as I do), just use it with a power strip--I have a power strip 
specifically for use with my Kill-a-Watt.


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