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post #1 of 3 Old 07-01-2013, 05:33 AM - Thread Starter
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I have quite a bit all plugged into a single electrical circuit and would like to go about measuring this load to see if I should add a second circuit.

I know that you can setup a ground loop hum by putting things on different circuits so I'm wanting to be careful to avoid doing that.

Is there a preferred method of splitting up your components and putting them on different circuits?
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Try one of the kill-a-watt products:

You can buy them at Amazon or any number of other places.

Be aware that if you want to measure the entire circuit you may have to check consumption of other things beside the gear plugged into a single receptacle. If you have lighting or other outlets on the circuit those will need to be considered as well.

For a cheap solution you could always turn off all of the other breakers in your house and then watch your electric meter. But I'm not sure that qualifies as simple.

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Thanks Walter,

This one looks interesting. http://www.p3international.com/products/p4330.html
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