Saint Paul Public Library will be closed August 30 - September 1.

Extended hours at Hayden Heights and Merriam Park end August 29.

Xcel Energy Power Check Meters

Power Check Meters can be used with any standard 120-volt appliance or electronic device to:

  • Determine the approximate operating cost of appliances and electronics, like refrigerators, room air conditioners and computers.
  • Identify your home's high-energy-use appliances. 
  • Predict your savings in reducing appliance use. 
  • Calculate the cost savings for replacing older appliances with energy-efficient models. 

Check the catalog to find a Power Check Meter

Borrowing Rules

You may borrow a Power Check Meter for 3 weeks.

You may place holds on Power Check Meters.

Power Check Meters may be renewed up to 2 times, as long as no one else has a hold on them.

One Power Check Meter may be checked out per library card.

Late fees are 30 cents per day, up to a maximum of $10.20.

Power Check Meters must be returned inside the library. They may not be returned in the book drop.

What's Included

Each Power Check Meter set includes the following:

  • 1 electricity watt meter with attached 5 ft. cord
  • 1 USB cable
  • 1 operator's manual (8 p.)
  • 1 instructional manual (12 p.)