Hard wired home watt meter

Hi I see some products like Kill A Watt that plug into the outlet to monitor
device energy usage. I would like to be sure that the person does not take
the device out when I am not around and plug in direct. Are there any hard
wire devices that would make it more difficult for that? I guess I could
open the kill a watt and solder the connections, but want to find one
designed for that at around the same price.
tia
req
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reqluq
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Do what the power companies do--use a seal. There is a tape seal available that cannot be removed without tearing.
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Salmon Egg
thanks req
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reqluq
What about an electricity meter? In UK, they're easy to obtain as reconditioned units.
If you're looking to resell electricity, note that there may be a maximum you're allowed to charge (in the UK, the maximum is currently set to the same as you pay for it - i.e. you're not permitted to make any money out of reselling electricity).
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Andrew Gabriel
I don't want to resell, I have rooms I rent, they are on one meter. I would like to put a meter in each room and charge the tariff rate. I need cheap electrical meters for this. around the us$50 range and down. thanks req
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reqluq
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like this kind of price. but more compact and digital if possible. If not, something like this is fine. req
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reqluq
A few years ago when many utility companies changed to modern meters, regular watt-hour meters were available for $5 each, I do not thing the oruces are much more than doubled by now--if you can find one.
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Salmon Egg
But one then has to purchase the meter box. then all the wiring. I want something that can plug right in to the socket . req
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reqluq
I remember a quotation: If wishes were horses, the beggars would ride.
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Salmon Egg
I remember a quotation also: If it is in the shop, and you need it, buy it! req
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reqluq

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