Trickle charge/fridge wattage.

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Kanberlingo, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Kanberlingo


    May 18, 2009
    Oops sorry, but it didn't indicate that the first post had been accepted.

    I've recently received from British Gas an energy monitor FOC. So having set it up, I was surprised at the increase in wattage showing on the gauge when I plug the MH in to the mains prior to going away, ie cool the fridge etc.

    With the MH unconnected to the house mains & nothing of significance switched on, I get a reading of app. 131 watts of background energy being used, when I then plug the MH hook-up into the mains, it shoots up to 300 watts.:Eeek: The fridge is a full sized one & includes a freezer compartment. Still seems a lot.

    Any ideas?
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2009

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