What’s in the kit?

Kill-a-Watt meter– plugs into outlet and measures electricity drawn through the meter. Use the pink button to toggle between kWh and the number of hours the meter has been plugged in.  When you unplug the meter it resets, deleting all your data.

Smart Strip power strip– eliminates the hassle of turning off your power strip. The device that you plug into the blue control outlet becomes the control switch, so that turning this device on/off turns the white outlets on/off at the same time. The red outlets are for devices that need constant power.

Power Strip Packet (pdf)

  • Guide to Electricity– explains where Middlebury gets electricity as well as key terms you need to know about electricity.
  • Power Strip Worksheet– record electricity use for the two-week competition.
  • Electricity myths and tips
Sites DOT MiddleburyThe Middlebury site network.