Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer
- relativity - maybe it doesn't make sense to compare things on this forum, but it's not as bad since most of us are testing under 100W. What I saw indicated it's pretty poor the higher you go, but the lower your power the less difference 10% can make. 50 or 55, I don't really care. 50 or 100 and I can make a decent comparison. I can compare my AVR, TV, PC, etc with the same meter and they should be in the appropriate order even if they are phase shifted by inaccuracy
+1 on this. I use my Kill-a-Watt more to see if something weird is going on. If I build 5 systems that use 20W and the sixth (same components) is pulling 40W I known something is up somewhere. It's the same way I use reported temps and WEI -- more as a comparison tool to tell me if something's up not for the absolute values.