The perfect complement to all your pedal powered fun – the What’s a Watt! This nifty device can be added to any bike-generator system and measures the power, voltage and current which is displayed in a YouWatt dashboard on your laptop screen. You will also need one of our Bicycle Generators or if you’ve built your own it’ll work just as well. You also needs a resistive load, for example we use a Light Box with low voltage bulbs. This is perfect for translating those tiring legs into numbers – how many kettles have you boiled? How many lightbulbs have you lit? How much would your efforts have earnt if you were putting energy back into the National Grid? Endless possibilities!
- Includes a What’s a Watt Power monitor
- Unlimited software licence for the What’s a Watt Power monitor
- Compatible with any Windows PC or laptop with a USB port
- 6′ M-F DB9 Serial to USB Cable
- Installation disk
- Does not come with a 12v Power Supply which you can get for a few pounds
If you would like to place an order or would like further information then get in touch.
Many groups (for example Green Aware, Keep Moat) who use this, have built their own display from zero to a thousand watts. When people compete; their name goes onto the display next to the power level. The beauty of this system is that it enables educators to easily compare the human effort to everyday appliances and really demonstrates just how much energy is required to power event the smaller of household objects. Kids especially will come back time and time again to try to beat their scores; it’s a really fun way to engage both kids and adults alike about energy appreciation.