Saverclip Offers Unique New Way of Measuring Energy Consumption

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Pissing away electricity —just about everyone does it. That is why this "Saverclip" concept from designer Lee Young Don could prove useful to anyone looking to save a few bucks on their electricity bill. The clothespin-like device latches onto any power cable and determines energy usage by measuring the electromagnetic fields emitted by specific electronics (it also recharges using the same fields).

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Thanks to the easy-to-read LCD layout, users could get a clear idea of what devices are responsible for the most wasted energy. It is a simple and user-friendly design which could prove very practical should it ever emerge from a concept into reality. Although I doubt that a finished product would look this slick. [Yanko Design]

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DISCUSSION

It might actually work, based on this picture.

If the three cables in the picture represent a power cord with the hot, neutral and ground conductors separated, and if the flat clips are hiding closed-loop inductive detectors encasing each conductor, then the thing might work.

Oh, and I would measure the electromagnetic fields emitted from my pygmy goat.