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Watt Meters/Power Meters

New postby Enforcer on Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:46 pm

Hi folks!

As a newbie, I thought this thread might be of use to other newbies. I recently purchased one of these devices and am teaching myself how to use it. So far, I have made some interesting discoveries when comparing the Amperage draw from 2 of my planes at full throttle and using the same battery. More on that in the near future.

What I would like is for you, folks with "the know", to take a look at the product I purchased, and give me your thoughts (good or bad) and compare it to the device you own/use. All other comments/questions are also welcome, even if you don't own this type of device. Perhaps you have made your own?

Here is the link to the site. The full manual is available for download, and they have a "simulated" version of the meter as well for you to "play with".

http://www.rc-cars-planes.com/

BTW, I did not buy it from this site. I bought it at a lower price from the "Guy from Hong Kong"! ;)

Thanks!

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Re: Watt Meters/Power Meters

New postby Enforcer on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:23 pm

Did you ever go to a party, start a conversation that you thought would be interesting, and then have everyone walk away from you???? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Watt Meters/Power Meters

New postby RocketManRC on Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:07 pm

Hey Murray I have that same watt meter and have been very happy with it. One of its best features is it remembers the peak amps and watts so you don't have to look at the readout when you are testing. I also have an EagleTree data logger and used it to check the watt meter and the measurements agree within a few percent. The advantage of the EagleTree system of course is you can fly with it and record the data during flight but it is not as convenient to use as the watt meter so it is useful to have both eventually.

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Re: Watt Meters/Power Meters

New postby Enforcer on Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:27 pm

Thanks for the reply Rick.

I would like to see the EagleTree device you are referring to some day. When I started this "journey" a few months ago, I had no idea how much stuff was involved. I find it all very fascinating!

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