### The guide on this page gives three different fast options for using your meter without changing any settings.For more detailed instructions choose the user friendly guide or quick guide.

Before you start:

Get the 'unit cost' from your electricity bill. This cost per unit is the cost per kwh. If you don't know what your cost is use 30 cents (00.30) per kwh-unit as a rough guide.

Option 1 - instant results!

1. Plug the meter in.
2. Plug the appliance into the meter.
3. Begin using the appliance.
4. Press the FUNC button on the meter until the WATT symbol appears in the display. This is the number of watts your appliance is using at the moment.
5. If you want to estimate how much this appliance would cost to run for a whole day, use this simple calculation:
450 [Watts] x 0.001 [Watts to KwH conversion factor] x \$0.30 [cost in cents per unit KwH] = \$0.13 [= 13 cents per hour to run this appliance]

Use your own values for [Watts] and [cost in cents per unit KwH]. Do not change the Watts to KwH conversion factor. The conversion factor stays the same.

### Find out exactly how much power your appliance uses in a 24 hour period - and calculate the cost exactly.

1. Plug the meter in.
2. Plug the appliance into the meter.
3. Use the appliance for 24 hours before going to step 4.
4. Press the FUNC button on the meter until the Kwh symbol appears in the display. The number on the display is the number of Kwh units your appliance used during the last 24 hours.
5. To work out the cost per day multiply this Kwh number by your unit cost like this: 1.5 [Kwh] x \$0.30 [cents per unit] = \$0.45 [cents a day to run this appliance]. Just put in your own values for [Kwh] and [cents per unit].
6. Now you can estimate the cost per month using this example: \$0.45 [cost per day to run this appliance from above] x 30 [days (approximate) in a month] = \$13.50 per month to run this appliance.
7. Reset the KwH counter before measuring the next appliance. To reset the counter press FUNC until the Kwh symbol appears in the display then press and hold the FUNC button until the counter is reset to zero. 'Type 1' - press and hold FUNC for five seconds or until clear.

Note: Users of meters with CO2 functions report the FUNC button does not clear recorded data in the CO2 and Kwh categories. Please comment below if you have a solution for this. Please comment below with your model number if your meter has this problem.

### Monitor an appliance for a month - in many cases this will give the most accurate results.

1. Plug the meter in
2. Plug the appliance into the meter
3. Use the appliance for a month before going to step 4
4. Press the FUNC button on the meter until the Kwh symbol appears in the display. The number on the display is the number of Kwh units your appliance used during the last month
5. To get the cost for this month multiply the number of Kwh the appliance used by your cost per unit: 45 [Kwh] x \$0.30 [cents per unit] = \$13.50 [per month to run this appliance]
6. After using this method remember to reset the KwH counter before measuring the next appliance. To reset the counter press FUNC until the Kwh symbol appears in the display then press and hold the FUNC button until the counter is reset to zero. 'Type 1' - press and hold FUNC for five seconds or until clear.

Note: Users of meters with CO2 functions report the FUNC button does not clear recorded data in the CO2 and Kwh categories. Please comment below if you have a solution for this. Please comment below with your model number if your meter has this problem.

### Option 4 - calculate total cost automatically!

This is not so quick because you will need to enter the Kwh cost into the meter. It is easy to do. Use the quick guide.