Standard meter, 120 volt or 240 volt or both. 200 AMP. 60Hz
This meter is a standard meter used in all 50 US States. It is certified for use in California as well. It is also suitable for power systems that are compatible with the US. 60 Hz 120/240 volt with US compatible socket. Our customers use these meters for replacing "smart" or AMR and other types of electronic (digital) electric utility meters. Our customers also use these for new construction, sub-metering rental property, installing in-line with the utility company's meter to make sure they are getting charged accurately, and also for boat/RV centers. It can be used for just about anything where you need to measure electrical usage over time for 120 and/or 240 volt.
These meters are remanufactured or factory re-certified meters. Unfortunately, no companies make new analog watthour meters like this - all of the manufacturers have moved over to digital solid-state meters which have some advantages, but also some very serious disadvantages (safety, health, privacy, limited service life, etc). The manufacturer may vary (depending on availability). We carry name brand meters like GE, Westinghouse, Sangamo, and Landis Gyr. We cannot guarantee you will receive any particular brand or model of analog electric meter.
ElectraHealth carries a full line of electromechanical watthour utility meters - for multi-phase, commercial, and meters of all sizes. If you have a special size meter, we can probably get it for you. We supply meters for campgrounds, marinas, and other sub-metering applications. We provide meters for brand new developments, and provide meters to overseas companies. Any kind of electric usage meter you need - just give us a call and we would love to help.
The Return to Analog Utility Meters
is a great article posted on our site recommended to everyone aware of the smart meter issue. Visit FreedomTaker.com
to download sample legal notices - absolutely recommended to send in before changing out the meter yourself.
Why buy from us? The meters we sell have been calibrated, set to 0, tested and certified and safety/tamper sealed by one of the oldest meter companies left in the country. You can be confident that it will read accurately. Our meters are calibrated to within 1% accuracy - whereas the industry standard is 2% - so we far surpass the industry standard. All meters also come with a 2 year warranty. To date we have still never received a single warranty request for these trusty mechanical meters.
This is an analog electric utility meter. They are also called "electromechanical" meters. These are the kind of meters that have been used on houses for decades. They are simple, safe, and reliable. There are no electronics in this meter - it is strictly analog only. There is no switching or switch-mode power supply (SMPS) and there is nothing that records or transmits how you use your electricity in the privacy of your home. There is no radio that generates radiation all day long.
This is how an electric meter should be. Safe, effective, and simply there to record how much electricity you use.
We have had many customers use this meters to replace their "Smart Meter" electronic and transmitting style meter. No customers have gotten arrested, none have been sued. We've never even heard of these things happening. (The only arrest was the Naperville arrest, and there was no analog meter involved in that - they were simply arrested for saying they didn't want the smart meter). We have heard of people getting their power disconnected after they switch the meter. But most people have not had that experience.
Particularly, if a group of people swap out their meters at the same time they are safer and have less risk of getting their power shut off. Bullies like the power companies like to single out people - they don't like to fight against groups - even small groups.
We do NOT offer support on this product. We can't recommend that you swap your own meter out, as there can be serious risk of injury or death when working on voltage. But many people do this - it's not difficult. Many people hire handymen or electricians (pay them cash and promise them you won't reveal their identity) to do it for them.
The electric company swaps meters out without even shutting the power down or turning off devices in your home. You can do it safer by first shutting off your computers, then turning off ALL circuit breaker switches AND turning off the main (large) circuit breaker.
WARNING: Even after you shut off all your power inside the home, the "socket" or box that the electric utility meter is mounted in still contains live electricity. The circuit breaker/main does NOT shut off the electricity to the electric meter. So when you pull that smart meter out, there is live electricity capable of killing you behind it.
Shutting off all the electricity in the house is still a good idea as it eliminates the load or power draw through the meter.
Now, clip off any tags or locks your power company put on your utility socket box.
Electricians usually wear thick protective leather gloves, sometimes with special layer to insulate against electricity. They also wear eye protection or even a blast shield over their whole face.
Your meter will either have a ring that secures it and prevents removal, or the cover of the box itself will have a lip or edge that secures it in. Ring-types all you have to do is remove this ring and the meter will pull right out. Cover types you will need to open/remove the cover first before being able to remove the meter. Look for a metal ring and tag along the base of the meter that is sticking out.
Firmly grasp the meter with both hands, being careful to keep hands far away from the metal contacts inside the box. Grasp around the meter near the front face so that you don't get close to the live electrical contacts in the back of the box.
Firmly pull out, tilting down and away if necessary to get the meter to release from the socket. Reverse this process with the safe analog meter to snugly push it into place. Line up the bottom connectors of the analog first, then push it forward and snap it into alignment/place. Replace the ring (if you have a ring).
Some boxes may have a ring that holds the meter on instead of a cover. This is probably even safer, as the contacts won't be exposed. But either method is as safe as you are. You can always have someone else do this for you. It is not a difficult job at all.
Here are some youtube videos:
(PG&E installing their own analog back in)
(another ring-type. This guy touches the contacts with his gloves - do NOT do this.)
(cover-type meter swap, courtesy of a power company)
Global people who swapped out meters: dozens that we've heard of - thousands and thousands out there we estimate
Global people sued for swapping: 1 that we've heard of
Arrested for swapping: none
Individual ElectraHealth customers who reported their power shut off: 4
Global individuals who had power shut off by power company: fewer than 10 we've heard of
Number of analog meters sold by ElectraHealth: Thousands
Groups who had power shut off by power company: none - but we have heard of at least one utility - - which has made a habit of disconnecting its customers who install analog meters.
We will continually update these statistics.
EZ Read option: There are two types of analog electric meters - we carry them both. The basic type is the "pointer style" which has 5 little needles that point to numbers (and in between numbers). These are the most common and least expensive. The second type of meter is the cyclometer - that is easier to read. You can see it in the picture above if you click on the secondary picture. The display is mechanical, but displays in digits like an old fashioned mechanical odometer on a car. There is a slight upgrade fee for this (use the checkbox option if you want it), but it works the same as the other one. The only advantage is it is easier/quicker to read.
Return policy: This is a special item that we don't really profit from. We also have to make sure that nothing has been tampered with. As such, no returns are accepted on this item unless there is a defect (we haven't had any yet).