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My utility company gave me a used kW meter.

It's nice and light with the round plastic housing,
and the four blades. It is 120volts.

However, is there a light indoor meter socket
available.

Home Depot had the 125Amp Outdoor Meter socket for
$50...but it is heavy!

I want to do this right.

thanks

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Hello Mike,

You are going to find that all meter sockets are going to be metal to
prevent mechanical damage. If you mount this on a wall to monitor the
charging of the EV, it does not make any difference how heavy it is.

You cannot beat the price you can get for a meter. You can get a digital
watt meters from Simpson for switch board mounting that will cost over
$500.00. Try www.surplussales.com. Sometimes they may have switch board
type of meters in stock that range from 0-120 watts to 0-2000 watts for
about $30 -$50.00. These may not be a recording type like a house meter.

Normally we can also purchase the meter socket from the power company too.
They may have the old socket type is round which was normally use for a
cable entrance, instead of the larger square type, that we now use conduit
to.

Roland


----- Original Message -----
From: "mike golub" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 12:12 PM
Subject: [EVDL] kW meter socket?


> My utility company gave me a used kW meter.
>
> It's nice and light with the round plastic housing,
> and the four blades. It is 120volts.
>
> However, is there a light indoor meter socket
> available.
>
> Home Depot had the 125Amp Outdoor Meter socket for
> $50...but it is heavy!
>
> I want to do this right.
>
> thanks
>
> _______________________________________________
> For subscription options, see
> http://lists.sjsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ev
>

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