Meter for measuring and displaying the power consumption of an electrical appliance and the time period of such power consumption

  • US 5,811,966 A
  • Filed: 02/15/1994
  • Issued: 09/22/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An electric power meter comprising:

  • a current measuring device for measuring the total accumulated electric current flow to an electrical appliance during actual operation of said electrical appliance;

    a timing device associated with said power meter for measuring the accumulated actual time during which said electric current flowed when said electrical appliance was drawing said electrical current;

    a processor associated with said power meter for receiving data from said current measuring device to calculate the accumulated electric power consumed by said appliance when said appliance is being operated; and

    a display associated with said power meter for displaying said accumulated electric power consumed by said appliance and said accumulated actual time over which said electric power was actually consumed by said appliance during which time period the appliance is in actual operation and drawing said electrical current.

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