Want to save energy, but don't know how to track your usage? We have tools to help. We can help you find out how much it costs to run your refrigerator, identify GFI circuits, reduce drafts and more.
For your convenience, the tools in the Tool Lending Library are available for check out through the Santa Clara Central Park Library. All you need is a City of Santa Clara library card to check out the tools below and then you may reserve them through the online card catalog.
The Model 4190 is designed to make accurate spot field measurements in the ELF power frequency band. After the unit is switched ON, the field strength is accurately displayed in milligauss on a digital LCD. The reading is unaffected by directional sense or orientation of the meter. The unit will automatically adjust to the proper scale yielding a wide dynamic measurement range of 0.1 to 1999 mG. True 3 Axis (Vector Magnitude) Display of Magnetic Field Level.
- Easy to Read Digital Display
- Autoranging Provides 0.1 to 1999 mG Measurement Range
- Measures Emissions from Common Magnetic Field Sources
- Typical Accuracy of 1%
If you are trying to hang a picture this tool will help save time and frustration in finding that elusive stud. It can detect if you are going to nail or drill into hidden electrical wiring.
- Detects studs and joists
- LED display and audio horn
- Automatic calibration
- AC Voltage Finder - Locates unshielded wire and those in plastic conduit
Have you ever wanted to reduce your energy consumption but did not know which devices or appliances use the most energy in your home? Now you can with The Energy Detective (TED)! TED is an energy monitoring solution that is installed in your electrical panel and allows you to view your energy usage data in real-time or hourly, daily or monthly intervals. TED creates charts and graphs of your energy usage, allowing you to see energy use trends which can be used to make informed decisions about your energy consumption. You can access your data through an in-home display via your computer with a wireless router or Ethernet connection (Ethernet cable not included). Installation is performed by the customer and requires some basic electrical knowledge in order to clamp onto wires in your home’s electrical panel.
Note: TED is not available through the library due to the electrical knowledge required. It may be checked out directly from Silicon Valley Power by contacting us at 408-244-SAVE (7283) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.