Blue Line PowerCost Monitor and Energy Meter II

Blue Line PowerCost Monitor and Energy Meter II

Track and Reduce Energy Consumption to Lower your Electricity Bill and Conserve Power
  • Includes a wireless energy meter sensor unit and a wireless LCD display unit
  • Informs you in real time of the amount of electricity your household is consuming
  • Works with electromechanical meters and electronic meters with an optical port
  • Programmable with various electricity rates for accuracy
  • Displays current and total electricity usage in dollars and cents and kilowatt hours



List Price: $120.63

Your Savings: $21.93

  • Details
  • Specs
  • Reviews
  • What's Included
  • The Blue Line PowerCost Monitor® and Energy Meter II provides real-time information of how much electricity your house consumes. A wireless sensor clamps to your energy meter and transmits information to a portable, wireless receiver that displays your energy usage on a large LCD screen. Various electrical rates can be programmed for accuracy, including single (flat) rates, tiered rates, and time-based rates. The sensor measures the speed of the wheel and the display unit converts that information into current, cumulative dollars and cents, and kilowatt hours. By monitoring your energy costs you can decide when to cut back on your energy use and save money; validated third party research puts actual savings at 6% to 18%. The PowerCost Monitor uses smart technology that calculates your home's electricity use and displays that information in a universal language: dollars and cents.

    Update: as of August 29, 2011 the PowerCost Monitor now works with Plotwatt, People Power iPhone and Android app, and Microsoft Hohm to help users better manage their energy usage and save money.

    Updated/Added Features from the BLI25100 to the BLI28000:

    • Appliance Tab: Designed to allow the user to easily interpret the cost of a specific energy user/appliance in the home or the impact of an action

    • Predictive Feature: A quick press on the "total/est" toggle will provide the user, based on actual energy consumption from the last reset, with an estimate of the 30 Day energy consumption totals in $'s or kW's

    • Sleep function: Addresses the risk of premature battery rundown. Should the monitor and the sensor lose connectivity, the monitor will go into sleep mode (pressing any button on the monitor will bring the monitor back to ready mode)

    • Expanded kH Factor Capability: The unit can now accommodate kH factors of 0.1 to 99 and thus insure compatibility with high load service homes in North America today. This unit will work with 14.4 type meters

    • Packaging: Package size and material has been reduced by 33%, a small step forward to reduce the overall footprint and contribute to a more sustainable planet.

    • To prevent the accumulation of standing water, the seal has been changed to a softer rubber compound to ensure a more positive fit and seal between the harness and the sensor unit main body. A modification has been of the body of plastic, and silicone grease has been around the battery lid seal in final phase of manufacturing.

    The PowerCost Monitor Includes Two Main Components
    • An easy to install Sensor Unit simply attaches to the outside of your electric utility meter. The sensor reads the amount of electricity the household is consuming in real-time and transmits the information wirelessly to the Power Monitor, located inside the home.

    • A wireless, durable Display Unit that resembles a small digital clock which is portable and can be carried almost anywhere in your home. With a range of up to 100 feet from the sensor unit, you can place it in the kitchen, on your nightstand or conveniently placed on the wall in your hallway. Anytime of the day, you can look at your Power Monitor to see how much electricity your home is using in real time and how much money you are spending on electricity as you consume it. Additionally, you will be able to monitor the highest amount you spent on your energy usage in a 24 hour period, the time and temperature at the meter location, signal strength, and the battery strength of both the display and sensor units.

    People Power 1.0
    People Power 1.0 is the intelligent iPhone and Android Smartphone application that's free and helps manage your personal energy use to save money. Compatible with Blue Line's PowerCost Monitor® WiFi Gateway and connected to People Power's analysis software, People Power 1.0 delivers useful energy information to your Smartphone at home or anywhere, anytime. Save money with actionable recommendations and key insights to energy use. Engage friends & family and go green with People Power 1.0 online games and social media.

    • Up to the minute monitoring of energy use in the home

    • With current tariff rate look-up, see energy use in dollars or kWh

    • Energy use by day, month, and year

    • Intuitive and graphically-pleasing dashboards

    • Set goals and get actionable recommendations for success

    • Track progress toward goals in real time with simple red-, yellow-, green-light indicators or more detailed information

    • Get recommendations for energy-saving devices, appliances

    • Compare current usage against typical households in your state & country, or in other states & countries

    • See how your savings add up over time compared to others

    • Engage and compete with friends and family

    • Play games & win eco-points

    • Post scores on Facebook to encourage others to join you in saving energy with People Power 1.0

    Privacy and Security: People Power keeps all individual household energy data private and we are committed to the highest level of server and internet security protocols.

    Set-up: Simple set-up for porting data from your Blue Line device to the People Power app.

    People Power 1.0 App Download Link

    Meter Compatibility
    To setup the Blue Line PowerCost Monitor, simply determine your meter type and power factor:
    • Type 1 Meter: Electromechanical

    • Type 2 Meter: Electronic with optical port on the face, 1.5 inches or more from the outer rim

    • Type 3 Meter: Electronic with optical port on the face, less than 1.5 inches from the outer rim

    • Type 4 Meter: Electronic with optical port on the top

    Working with Various Electricity Rates
    Blue Line PowerCost Monitor works with different billing rates to provide you with the most accurate charges for your energy consumption.
    • Billing Mode 1: Single (Flat) Rate and Tiered Rates - Your bill shows a single value in cents per kilowatt-hour or more than one value in for increasingly higher consumption thresholds.

    • Billing Mode 2: Time-based (ON PEAK / OFF PEAK) - Your bill shows TWO time-based rates in cents per kilowatt-hour. Your base rate is a low OFF PEAK rate, and the higher ON PEAK rate only applies between certain hours on given days of the week.
  • Specifications
    Manufacturer Blue Line Innovations
    Manufacturer Product No. BLI 28000
    UPC 094922157157
    Manufacturer Warranty 1-year limited warranty
    Power Specifications
    Display Unit 2 AA Alkaline Batteries (LR6 or equivalent)
    Sensor Unit 2AA Alkaline Batteries (LR6 or equivalent)

    2 AA Lithium Batteries for temperatures consistently below -20&degC
    Wireless Communications Specifications
    Frequency 433.92 MHz
    Update Rate Approximately every 30 seconds
    Range Up to 100 feet (30 meters) line-of-sight (Subtract 5 meters or 15 feet from each wall between Display and Sensor Units
    Operating Temperature Range Specifications
    Display Unit 50&degF to 104&degF (10&degC to 40&degC). For indoor use only.
    Sensor Unit -40&degF to 140&degF (-40&degC to 60&degC)
    Altitude Specifications
    Display Unit 2,000 meters maximum
    Relative Humidity Specifications
    Display Unit 80% for temperatures up to 87.8&degF (31&degC) decreasing linearly to 50% at 104&degF (40&degC)
    Pollution Specifications
    Display Units Pollution Degree 2

  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 43

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    It works great Review by Jack
    It works great

    Really find the information useful. It did help me save money on my bill.

    Posted on 9/10/2014

    Review of 90411 Review by ANDREW
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    Did not work, I have smart meter

    Posted on 7/9/2014

    Review of 90411 Review by JOHN
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    Giving 5 stars for the support I received from the manufacturer. The phone support was very helpful and followed up with the right answers.
    I did end up returning this as I found a much simpler solution for my needs. But if you have a non-smart meter I highly recommend this product to track your energy demand.

    Posted on 10/9/2013

    Review of 90411 Review by JAMES
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    Worked good with no problems.

    Posted on 5/7/2013

    Review of 90411 Review by Ron
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    Note for you guys trying to monitor your electric cost... If you have a digal meter already set up on your main panel? The one that gives the reading to the meter guy. Check to see if your electric company offers website access? Here in las vegas we can go on the website our own meter page on our online billing and see every 15 min and the running cost. Many power companies in most major cities offer this free!

    Posted on 7/31/2012

    Review of 90411 Review by WARD
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    I bought 2 of them. One worked fine, the other stopped working after about 2 days. I haven't had time to try to reinstall it, bit it was disappointing.

    Posted on 12/10/2010

    Review of 90411 Review by CLIFFORD
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    I had to return this item because it did not work with my electric meter. There was a recent update to your site describing which meters it worked with. The old text indicated that it would work with my meter. I had confirmed compatibility based on the old text, several months before placing my order, and had not noticed that the text describing compatibility had changed in the meantime.

    Posted on 10/2/2010

    Review of 90411 Review by BRENDA
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    This is a useful item to have in the house. We like to keep an eye on the hourly rate and try to get it down as low as we can, like a game, which will in theory start helping us save money! It's made us keenly aware of the appliances around the house that take up tons of electricity and just how much they take up. While it's nice, the interface can be a little confusing and could probably use a little improvement in places. It works quite fine as it is now though, just possible room for improvement. The other thing we found was that this conflicted frequencies with our weather center remote sensor - it would have been nice if either one of them had the option of switching to different frequencies to avoid the conflict!

    Posted on 7/28/2010

    Review of 90411 Review by CHAS
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    Purchased this unit, do not recommend it, I had a hard time getting it adjusted, even after several calls to the MFG! Many days it is not working but is getting the signal from the transmitter, also should have an automatic reset for the time of the month when the meter is read to start over, this was a large waste of money as I cannot even verify it's accuaracy as it is always at random time saying I am not using any electricity. Save your money do not buy this unit!!!!

    Posted on 6/23/2010

    Review of 90411 Review by CHRIS
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    Pretty simple installation considering how it works. Not sure how accurate the readings are, as there were a few times the reading didn't make any sense. Has never lost communictations though.

    Posted on 3/6/2010

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