Power Calc let you calculate the cost of running any electrical device.
It is a must have application, useful as example when you are in a shop and you are comparing devices to buy and you can easily read the watt usage for each one from their specifications
This app is for non-technical users willing to calculate costs to running electrical device, it doesn't use power factor or voltage or current intensity, it only requires you enter the power of the device you can read from the label of the device or better using one of these small device letting you read power usage of any electrical device in few seconds without errors.
Power Calc was thought to be as most as easy and simply to use by anyone, no electrical engineering degree required.
It requires to enter:
The watt power of the device
The cost of electric power per KWh (you need to read it once from your electric bill, it may vary a lot for any state or country)
The usage plan (daily, weekly, monthly) as example (6 hours per day) or (2 hours per day twice a week)
The planned hours per day of running
If you run your device on a daily basis or weekly or monthly and in case how many time per week or month
The app will show you the cost per: day, week, 1 month, 2 month, 3 month, 4 month and 1 year
The app uses always your local currency to express costs.
You can insert decimals using the '.' or the ',' the app will recognize both
Result are calculated as you type, no need to press any calc button.
Calculating the total power cost for a device is very easy:
As example for my iMac I will insert:
80 Watt as power
10 hours daily usage
weekly plan with 6 days per week
energy cost of 0,12 (my local currency), I read this value from my electric bill, usually this doesn't change, it depends of your state country and I obtain a monthly cost of 2.47
The app will display costs in $ or € or any other currency you have selected as your local one
The app includes an help inside with various example on how we calculated:
- Power cost of a computer
- Power cost of a washing machine
- Power cost of a Catodic Tube TV
- Power cost of a LED LCD TV
- Power Cost of a alogen lamps