Q: Will my electric company allow me to install this meter in place of my current smart meter?

Asked by: Tim - 12/25/2015
A: Electric companies are people. So there is no telling how they will react. However, we can say that our customers overall have very good results with installing these meters. I can only think of 1 or 2 cases where the customer has had very poor reactions by the power company people (such as having power shutoff). We highly recommend sending in the legal notices first. Those along with more information can be found here:
http://www.freedomtaker.com
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Answer provided by: Shaun Kranish (12/28/2015)

Q: Is this meter bi-directional? Will it work with grid-tied solar?

Asked by: Grace - 6/28/2015
A: Yes, these meters are fully bi-directional and should work fine with solar systems. They have been used for this purpose, and we have not received any complaints or had any issues with the use of the meters with solar or with any other application.
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Answer provided by: Shaun Kranish (7/26/2015)

Q: Who is the manufacturer of these analog meters and are they compatible in Canada? Thank you.

Asked by: marilyn - 6/23/2015
A: These meters should work well in Canada - we have shipped many up to Canada and have not had any complaints. As far as we know, the meters used in Canada are the same as the US (standard throughout North America). They should work just great up in Canada!
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Answer provided by: Shaun Kranish (6/24/2015)

Q: Can analogue electricity meter be adjusted to reduce/increase the spinning disc? if yes how???

Asked by: kelly - 1/14/2016
A: Yes, there is a way to adjust the meters, but as we do not manufacture the meters ourselves, we cannot give you a definitive answer on the how-to. There is probably a single adjustment screw.

These meters all come tested and calibrated by the manufacturer. They are also sealed with a tamper-evident seal, and if the seal is removed the warranty is also void. If the meter is used with a utility company, removing the seal would also show that the meter has been tampered with. So unless you are using it for a very special purpose, we highly recommend against trying to adjust it. Adjusting it in any way would make the meter read inaccurately. It comes from the manufacturer VERY accurate - so it is inadvisable to try to change it.
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Answer provided by: Shaun Kranish (1/14/2016)

Q: This meter will not go on regular electric grid, I want to monitor laundry room how much power (electricity) is used by those machines,is this complete hook up, like cables go in and cables go out, or addition base go to it to install this meter?, please let me know, additional pictures appreciated to see it from behind (back)of it.Thanks

Asked by: Rich - 4/3/2015
A: Hi Rich,

These meters are standard, and can be used with 120 volts or 240 volts. To sub-meter devices in your house, you would need a meter socket to go along with these. We can provide you with a standard meter socket. Please check all local codes to make sure you are wiring everything correctly to code.
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Answer provided by: Shaun Kranish (6/24/2015)

Q: Is there a difference in the size ?Out of the 2 which one would be able to handle more electricity through it ?My house is like 2000 ft.² and I have three air conditioning units which is about 10 tons of air. So my question is is is one of these able to handle more power than the other ?Or do you have another one on hand that would take more electricity through it that would be better than the two you show here?

Asked by: Kane Price - 8/2/2015
A: The meters we carry are rated at 200 amps. This is the standard across the country. Very, very few homes have service greater than 200 amps. I'm sure your service is 200 amps or less. You can verify this by looking at your MAIN circuit breaker panel and look at the number on the main breaker - it is usually 100 or 200. Most people never use even 100 amps let alone 200 :)

So you can use either of the meters we carry. Most people just get the standard "pointer" style meter. I know for certain that it will handle your power needs.
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Answer provided by: Shaun Kranish (8/2/2015)

Q: For the meter reading do I include all 5 numbers, since the 5th number is constantly moving?

Asked by: Dymon - 1/26/2016
A: Yes, you should read all of the numbers on our meters. All 5 digits represent the kilowatt hours reading.
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Answer provided by: Shaun Kranish (1/27/2016)

Q: Is this meter okay for use in Canada? We use BC hydro as our electrical supplier.Would they have any problems changing it? Thanks very much for all your help.

Asked by: Mark Lohse - 3/22/2016
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Q: electronic meter it has a remote transmitter because they can't get in my yard to read the meter so how do you remedy that?

Asked by: Leland - 3/24/2016
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Q: I want to know if this is the same that the GOV. took off of our homes.? I'm looking for one to put back on it.

Asked by: Laverne Green - 1/14/2019
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Q: is this the easy to read(cyclometer)?

Asked by: anne - 4/11/2019
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Q: Does this meter come with a wall mounted base?

Asked by: Scott - 11/3/2019
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Q: This is my second request, Can you tell me if this meter is a true analog meter, with no wireless transmitting components? What is the difference between this "analog" and a traditional. analog with no electronic parts?

Asked by: Berenice Delasalle - 10/23/2023
A: This is a true analog meter, and is calibrated to be within 1% accuracy. It is highly accurate and has no ability to transmit any wireless signals.
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