Power Factor

You hear a lot about startup loads, peak loads, tools being loaded up even to the point they trip circuit breakers etc, so I was interested when I came across this inline meter, and being cheap thought it’d be interested in having a play.

Power Load Meter

Played just a little so far, seeing the air filter taking about 150W to start and get the motor up to speed, then settled down to just under 98W.  Given just how easy it is to overload circuits I will be interested in seeing how tools like the router have varying power draws based on load on the cutting operation.

Not sure what else I can, or will learn from this tool, but it will be interesting to experiment with it.

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