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Multiplier on meter

Posted by mmks (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 1, 11 at 20:59

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?

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RE: Multiplier on meter

Current multiplier?

I should be on the multiplier.

Scale setting?

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.

RE: Multiplier on meter

I think he is asking about the multiplier on his house meter.

RE: Multiplier on 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.

RE: Multiplier on meter

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

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