I was recently given a GE KV2c Multifunction meter and was wanting to know if / how you could wire it up for 120 volt service. It is a form 45s, and I know these are designed for use with current transformers on 3 wire service, but I also understand these meters are quite adaptable in regards to configurations.
I am familiar with electrical work, and have wired up a KWh meter for my 120 volt workbench outlets to monitor usage. I would like to use this one for my PC and other electronics for similar purposes.
Post by Meter Repair on Jun 6, 2011 11:57:59 GMT -5
hi, can you provide more information about your KV2C meter? can you take a good resolution pic of the front and the back and post the pics to this thread...be sure the pics is under 1mb or it wont post. it will let you post 1 at a time as replies. if it wont let you post pics as replies to this, post them to a new thread and i will combine them to this thread.
i was looking for form 45s here and in google but not coming up with any wiring diagrams matching that form. we have a section on the board for form wiring. i suspect its just a non common form.
ive done some research into the KV series meter so i have some knowledge of its operation and capabilities. i suspect you will run into a problem depending on how this meter is configured. it is mostlikely looking for voltage on 3 legs, and if you are going to only use one leg, it may give you a no voltage or phase error on the other 2 legs. this may prevent you from viewing the readings on the display or it may cycle between the total kwh reading and the error. by chance it has not been programmed to display voltage error and if thats the case, you may not notice any issues.
with your reply myself or someone else should be able to help..
Post by meterhunter on Jan 13, 2012 11:41:25 GMT -5
Will I think you can make that one work for what you are talking about. You just have to remember that the meter is transformer rated and the currents and potentials are seperated in the meter. In the pic of the wiring diagram on the front of the meter the dark colored tabs are potentials and the light colored ones are currents. The meter is a class 20 so it should be good for up to 20 amps. For what you mentioned doing you would just hook up one side of the meter. It will have to be the left side if I remember correctly as the register is powered off that phase. As for error messages that will depend on how the meter is programmed. If you have any other questions let me know and I can probably walk you thru it.