Post by Meter Repair on Feb 29, 2012 23:57:16 GMT -5
SANGAMO TYPE F Portable watthour meter
from the net.... This interesting antique item was quality-made of heavy painted metal and was designed to show to the Customer the electric operating cost in cents (based on only 4¢ per Kilowatt hour!) of just about any 110-volt powered item by simply plugging-it-into the device
The dial measures approx. 3-1/2" O.D., it registers from 0 to 80¢ and the entire assembly measures approx. 6-3/4" tall X 5-1/4" wide X 5-1/8" deep ~~~ There is a convenient attached carrying handle, a knife switch on the front and a 110-volt power outlet on the R.H. lower side to plug the item being tested into.
I have a type f portable meter that I’m trying to figure out. It spins when something is connected but the dial (in kwhours) seems to be pegged. Is it broken?
Check if the register is in mesh with the disc worm or gear drive. Meshing should be around 50 % depth. If your meter disc is turning is good, it means that the potential coil is not open circuit. Let us know if you get the meter going.
Just re reading your post. If the needle is pegged, the reset may not be working. Check if the synchronous motor within the meter is running. If you can take a clear picture of the mechanism.
Last Edit: Aug 1, 2019 23:54:07 GMT -5 by rodalco: to add some more info.
Many of my meters are turning around on the web.
Have a look on YouTube