Post by Meter Repair on Feb 20, 2012 10:21:11 GMT -5
POLL: what power company electric meter do you have on your home or business for billing of your electric usage? i have set up poll for 2 votes, 1 for home and 1 for business, i think you have to select both before clicking VOTE. (hope it works correctly)
this Poll is for North American locations USA and Canada. if your meter is not in the list, reply to this thread with your meter manufacturer and the model.
Well, first of all, the membership/audience of this forum is wayyyy too small to form a statistically significant sample! ;D
But I have 2 Focii* on my house. An AXR as the main revenue meter, and an ALF for the backfed PV system. I've had three meter swaps in the past four years. Before that, I had an I-70S/2, which I believe was original equipment to the house, which was built in 1971.
My business has two meters, one for the office, and one for the warehouse. Both are Form 16S Elster A3.
And for the record, I am in Texas.
*I do solemnly declare my belief that this is the proper plural form of "Focus".
Post by meterman70 on Feb 25, 2012 12:49:10 GMT -5
Xcel Energy did a mass deployment of Centron meters almost 10 years ago here at least in the larger towns in their SD division. The original meter for my house was an A-base meter, however. (when the previous owner had the service upgraded to 100A, I made sure the electrician doing the work left the original meter mount behind for me).
Last Edit: Feb 25, 2012 12:50:37 GMT -5 by meterman70
Opps! I voted before I read what I was voting for. I have 2 meters, one provided by my power company APS (Arizona Public Service) and one provided by my PV System contractor to measure the kwhr of my solar system, which is grid connected. I voted for my solar meter, a re-manufactured Westinghouse Type D4S. It is an analog meter with digital readout like an old car odometer. I'm looking for a way to monitor the solar generation remotely, since I keep track of our savings, but APS only knows how much solar we return, not how much we generate and use. I have been reading both meters at midnight of the date the bill closes, but I can't do that if I'm not home.
Hello all! I'm a meter technician that does contractor work for southern co-ops in North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. I can vouch for over 200,000 Landis + Gyr Focus meters and 100,000 Sclumberger C1S on just the half dozen co-ops I serve. All are AMR(Automatic Meter Reading) and send data back over the existing power lines. Hope this helps.
Post by metermike54 on Oct 16, 2012 20:57:44 GMT -5
Hello all, I still have my Schlumberger J5S on the west side of my house supplied by CPS Energy here in San Antonio, TX.
I just recently walked thru my neighborhood and found a mix of newer and older styles of WH meters, ranging for GE I-55-S', GE I-60-S', Duncan Type-MS', GE-I-70-S', lots of Sangamo J3S', some in nice old enclosed meter boxes with the neat little window, and others on round or square sockets. An ice house I used to go to a few years ago had a 1960's style Westinghouse demand meter on the back of the building. I passed by there the other day and it's still there. The owner told me that if it gets replaced, he'll save it for me.
Well, my Schlumberger J5S was changed out for a Centron C1S a few weeks ago. I was sad seeing it go. I cried all night long......ha ha, just kidding. There was a massive push of replacements within the past few months. All the older meters like the GE I-55's, I-60's, Duncan MQS',and Sangamo J3S' have all succumbed to Centron C1S'. Life will not be the same now.......
Last Edit: Nov 26, 2017 23:01:17 GMT -5 by mikeymeter
Years ago, when an electrical service is terminated (turned off) the usual way that the power company does, is turn the meter upside down. This is the easiest way to tell that the service is in fact inactive.
Perhaps when the meter was pulled and reinserted, an insulating sleeve is installed.
With these new digital meters, I doubt you can insert them upside down.
Or maybe the "jaws" are positioned so that they don't make contact when upside down.