How do you tell what the multiplier is on an electrical meter? We have 2 that look identical, but they say the one has a highter multiplier, where is there something that tells me the multiplier?
I should be on the multiplier.
What scale or range button is pushed, or what is the dial setting on the selector switch.
Some newer meters are auto-ranging.
What you see on the display is what the value is.
I think he is asking about the multiplier on his house meter.
I agree with Don... but it was a little ambiguous.
If this is a watt-hour meter, the multiplier should be labeled on the face of the meter, and also match that indicated on the electric bill.
I use to have that type of meter in an old house myself - the multiplier was some sort of weird number like 4.7 to get the actual usage.
Is this the information you were seeking? It is essentially of no interest to most consumers.
Here is a link that might be useful: Kh