Posted by Richard P. on August 19, 2004, 6:30 am
I have a question regarding the common household service entrance power
meters. I have a non-ratcheting type meter. When I kill the main circuit
breaker the meter still creeps along at about 1 centimeter in about 8 or 9
seconds. I have confirmed that there is no power to any circuit that is
available to my dwelling. I know meters consume a very small amount of
power, but I have experimented with power consumption metering in the past
in various apartments that I have lived in over the years and i've never
seen one turn "so fast" when the main circuit has been shut off. Is this
normal? Usually they come to a near dead stop.
Posted by Tim Keating on August 19, 2004, 11:39 am
You may have more than one breaker panel hooked directly into the
meter. Perhaps a second refrigerator located in a garage.
Your meter wheel is graduated in 100's.
How long does it take to make one complete revolution..
Time it with a watch.. What is the calibration number printed on
Posted by SQLit on August 19, 2004, 7:02 pm
Your sure that you killed the main? gotta ask.
Call your utility and ask them to check the meter. I have seen 4 bad in 30
years. There should be no movement of the meter in the off position