jjeff wrote:I'd also advise against a Kill-a-watt for EVSE use, and I own several. As mentioned they might be OK for <10a continuous use but a EVSE draws 12a and IMO thats just too close to the max 15a of the KW for continuous use...
I can attest to that, I sort of forgot i had my level 1 charger plugged into the kill-a-watt and it went dead in about an hour or two.
What blew was an "SEFUSE" component inside the kill-a-watt , it's rated for 15A and 99 degrees C (so 210 F).
I'm puzzled why it blew?
Ambient temp was about 100 degrees F but nothing seems anything warmer than mildly hot, even after many hours of charging.
I ordered some replacements (they need to be soldered) but otherwise the kill-a-watt is fine.