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Product Features

  • Graphic timer reads energy consumption by the kilowatt-hour
  • Calculates electricity expenses by the day, week, month, or year
  • Can turn appliances on and off; 96 programmable on/off settings per day
  • Built-in surge protector guards against voltage spikes; monitors 2 tasks at a time
  • Measures approximately 5 by 3 by 2 inches Product Description
Empowers You to Save Hundreds on Electric Bills and More
Are your electric bills costing you a fortune? Cut costs and take control of your electrical appliances with the Kill A Watt® Graphic Timer.

This advanced timer has the ability to monitor 2 tasks at once. First, it serves as a catalyst to turn your household appliances on and off as it simultaneously monitors its energy consumption so you can have total control of your electricity usage even when you are not at home. With up to 96 different programmable power on/off event settings per day, and 7 different combinations for the different days of the week, makes this device the smartest, and easiest to use, timer out there.

Not only is it a thrifty device, but the Kill A Watt GT 4480 is also the perfect tool to ward off would-be thieves by turning on and off a connected lamp at random times, giving your empty home the appearance of being occupied. The Kill A Watt function helps you save money and protects your appliances. Now, you can save energy by using lights and electronics only when you need them. The built in surge protector also guards your appliance from voltage spikes. With the simple press of a button, you can read the consumption by the kilowatt-hour and calculate electricity expenses by the day, week, month, or year.

The Kill A Watt Graphic Timer is a 3-in-1 product. It is a Graphic Timer with a Power Meter built-in that serves as a Surge Protector. It presents the information to you in a simple, easy-to-understand format.

Easy to Use, with Many Practical Applications
Large LCD display counts consumption by the kilowatt-hour
This is one of the most sophisticated timers on the market and yet is very easy to understand. It’s a digital version of a straightforward mechanical timer with a visual interface. It is easy to program the quarter-hour ON/OFF periods for 7 days and 24 hours as you would program traditional mechanical timers. Unlike other timers, the Graphic Timer is not limited to one day of programming–the unit allows unique programs for each of the 7 days of the week. Measurements and programming are stored in memory and retained during power outages. A backup battery allows armchair programming before you even plug it in.

This fully loaded surge protector doesn’t just guard your electrical devices from voltage spikes. It also provides protection against over current, over voltage, and under voltage delivering clean safe power to your expensive equipment. When the voltage presented at the wall outlet is over or under the normal voltage range, the unit will switch to Abnormal Voltage mode shutting off the power at the outlet. Similarly when the current load presented by the connected appliance exceeds the maximum current (15A), the unit will switch to Over Current mode and the power will be switched off to the outlet. The GT also helps prolong the lifespan of your appliances by gently applying start-up power via its Zero power crossing spike-free switch.

The power meter once connected to your appliance will assess how efficient they really are. The Large LCD display will count consumption by the Kilowatt-hour, same as your local utility. You can track minute-by-minute changes in electric consumption as major appliances are turned on and off. It lets you track the amount of electricity that your household uses in real time. It helps you reduce your energy consumption and decrease your monthly bills while helping the environment. Also check the quality of your power by monitoring line voltage. The unit displays the total cumulative appliance power consumption in Kilowatt Hours (KWH). The unit will display KWH from 0.01 KWH to 9999 KWH.

Examples of the Different Uses of the Kill A Watt Graphic Timer
Test your energy usage, set up a 7-day timer, and more

You can plug your entertainment center’s power strip into the GT and program it to turn off when you are not home to avoid any standby power from flat-panel TVs and cable boxes that suck up huge amounts of electricity even when not in use. If you need to use a connected product, the conveniently located on/off control allows a temporary override without changing the timer settings. You can go back to the timer mode very easily by hitting the Auto button. This neat feature allows you to use power only when needed, and gives you total control of your appliances. According to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory a surprisingly large number of electrical products–TVs to microwave ovens to air conditioners–cannot be switched off completely without being unplugged. These products draw power 24 hours a day, often without the knowledge of the consumer. We call this power consumption "standby power."

Use the Kill A Watt as a 7-day timer with up to 96 on/off cycles per day. You can conveniently program your Christmas lights to go on/off in a wide variety of programming options set differently for each day of the week. i.e. stay on longer in the weekends or go on earlier on Wednesdays.

Plug your lamp into the unit and use it as a security guard. It wards off would-be thieves by turning a connected lamp on and off at random times, giving your empty home the appearance of being occupied.

Test for Yourself and Observe the Results

Put the GT to the test and see how you can save money on your electricity bill. Program the GT and plug your entertainment center’s power strip but keep the timer function off. Measure one week’s cumulative power consumption in KWHs and retain the information in your records. Now turn on the timer function the following week, which will eliminate any standby power that will otherwise be used by the appliances in your entertainment center. Compare the 2-week records and see how many KWHs you have saved. Multiply the KWHs saved by the rate your utility provider charges for electricity and it will give you the total money saved that week by using the Kill A Watt Graphic Timer.

Technical Specifications
Accuracy: +/- 0.2%
Input Power: 115 volts AC, 60 Hz
Max Current: 15 amps
Max Voltage: 125 volts
Max Power: 1875 VA
Dimensions: 5.1 inches long x 1.6 inches thick x 2.4 inches wide
Approvals: ETL (c), ETL (us)
Origin: China
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year

Product Description
A smart addition to any home, this unique timer allows for total control over electricity usage, even when out of town on business or away on vacation. The handy gadget reads energy consumption by the kilowatt-hour and calculates electricity expenses by the day, week, month, or year. It can also be used to turn household appliances on and off, with seven different combinations for each day of the week and up to 96 programmable on/off settings per day. Connect it to a lamp with random on/off times to make an empty house look occupied, or attach it to valuable appliances–its built-in surge protector guards against voltage spikes. The graphic timer can monitor two tasks at once and measures approximately 5 by 3 by 2 inches.

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