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Watts Up? Pro, Pro ES, and .Net Power Meter Review - Software - .Net Internet Monitoring

Watts Up? Pro, Pro ES, and .Net Power Meter Review
Watts Up? makes several meters that work as advertised to measure power at the plug level. Measuring AC power has never been easier.
| Accessories in Peripherals | Posted: Dec 16, 2013 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Watts Up?

.Net Internet Monitoring

 

The flagship model from Watts Up? is the .Net version. As the name implies, this version has Ethernet capabilities. After building an account on the Watts Up? website, you drop in a code found on the bottom of the .Net unit. The unit uploads data to the Watts Up? server, where it can be accessed in near real-time from a webpage. Users can also configure the unit to upload recorded data to a FTP of your choice, or to a server on your internal network.

 

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"Membership has its rewards," the commercial says, but it doesn't say anything about being free. Watts Up? does offer a free membership level called Basic Free. The fastest interval for the free online data is one sample every fifteen minutes. The data is held for thirty days at this membership level. Watts Up? progressively decreases the interval time, and increases the other features, as you move up through the membership levels.

 

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The online interface is very fast to work with. It's like having a cache for your Watts Up? .Net meter. In the Real-Time software, the polling makes the interface feel detached, like working over remote desktop, on a system that's a gigabyte of DRAM short.

 

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The online software gives you the same table and graph options, but a little cleaner, and clearer, than the local software.

 

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As you move up through the membership levels, you also get more rules.

 

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Of all of the monitoring / recording options, the web interface is the cleanest, and easiest, to work with.

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