Wattcher: save energy any place

by: Mirjam Visser, 2010-05-26 02:00:06 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: The Wattcher displays your home total electricity consumption. When you switch on any electrical device, the Wattcher shows the extra power consumption. It gives you insight into your energy behavior and helps you save energy.


The Wattcher consists of a sensor, a sending unit and a display. The sensor can be placed on any electricity meter (analog meters with a turning wheel, digital meters with LED pulse, and smart meters). The sensor is connected to the sending unit. Both are placed in the meter closet. The sending unit sends a radio signal to the display unit, which can be placed in any (euro standard) electricity socket. The Wattcher can be selfinstalled by the consumer.

Wattcher has been designed for Innovaders by Marcel Wanders. Marcel designed the Wattcher to be the ticking heart of the home: “The design is very clean and has urgency in pointing out your energy consumption. The Wattcher is more than just a product; it is a strategy that stimulates awareness".

The wattcher shows

  • current power consumption (in Watts): how much energy you’re using at this moment.
  • daily consumption (in kiloWattday): your total electricity consumption in the last 24 hours.
  • target consumption (in %): daily consumption compared with your own target. Are you really saving energy?
Designer: Marcel Wanders
Manufacturer: Innovaders
Category: behavior changer, reducing energy consumption at home
Websites: www.wattcher.nl/english


measure your current, consolidated or the part of your target energy consumption

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