You will need
- In order to install the meter, you must:
- -the actual meter;
- -nuts and screws.
Before installing the meter the first thing you need to check the Statute of limitations of the meter. Date gospoverki unit should be on the seal of the casing of the counter.
Carefully decipher the impression on the seal: the Roman numerals - this quarter and two Arabic on the reverse side the year of gospoverki. And these figures are the most important. In fact, according to PUZ, the maximum period of limitation of gospoverki at the time of installation shall not exceed 1 year for a three-phase meter and 2 years for single-phase.
Ideal height for mounting the meter - 0,8-1,7 m from a floor. The best option is at eye level to make it easier to take readings from the instrument and change some broken parts. The meter should stand still. Maximum slope not more than 1°.
When installing the meter it is impossible to ignore and the electrical panel. Certain rules for its installation there, but you need to remember a few tips that will make working with the meter.
The main rule - this design should provide convenient access to the terminals of the meter and current transformers. The design of the electric panel should provide the possibility of installation and removal of the meter from the front side. To fix the counters on wood, plastic or metal shields.
Now, after the installation, you need to contact the power company to your meter put on record on a schedule and took readings.
Advice 2 : How to change the electric meter
Self-replacement of the metering device without the consent of the company, which supplies electricity, is strictly prohibited. The old meter cannot be removed without of the document authorizing the installation of a new device. Buy a new meter you can own, but it needs to be registered in the public register as a device that has been certified and received permission to use for metering in the Russian Federation.
Find and buy a meter that meets your needs. You can set the devices with a single tariff, dual tariff and multi-tariff, as long as the device was listed in the state regardless of its model.
Write a statement to the organization with which you have a contract for the supply of electricity. You will be given a permit to replace the old instrument to the new counter.
Better if you agree with the specialists from the company and you will install a new meter on all the rules and requirements and must be sealed immediately and will make the act on commissioning of a new device with permission to use it.
If you want to install the counter, it may be subject to all rules of the installation. The device should be mounted on a special stand, to be on the available height and in an accessible location to verify the power company at any time.
After installation of the meter invite a representative from the power company supplying electricity to verify proper installation and connection, and to seal the counter. A company representative will make the act of putting the unit into operation with the permission to start to use it.
If previously you stood single-rate meter, and you have installed dual-tariff or multi-tariff, the subscriber Department of power supply renew the contract on the electricity bill at other rates. The contract reserve from the representative of the housing Department.
Advice 3 : How to connect the meter
Although it is accepted that electricity has established special services to perform this work at the tenant apartment. It is important to be extremely careful and attentive and remember that electricity is better not to joke.
You will need
- Screwdriver, pliers, a new meter, two-pole machine or a batch switch.
Fix new meter to the panel.
Connect the wires on the second and fourth terminals according to their numbers.
Connect the number three to the third terminal.
To the first terminal, connect the last wire.
Tighten the tension screw.
Turn on the bipolar automatic or burst switch.
Check the circuit connection. If done correctly, the led will show the phase in the first and second terminals.
If the indicator shows a phase at the third and fourth terminals, the previous meter was incorrectly connected. In this case, do the following:a) again disconnect the two-pole machine or packet switch;b) check the indicator to no voltage on the terminals;C) reverse the leads of the third and first terminals;g) reverse the leads of the fourth and second terminals;d) enable two-pole machine or a packet switch; (e) recheck the wiring.
Turn on the machines and twist the tube.
Check that the meter was working properly: when turn on home appliances view, does the meter disk or the like occurs flickering of the indicator of the electronic counter. If the counter induction and the disc rotates in the opposite direction (right to left) to bring it into working condition, you need to:a) complete the desired trip, as described above, check the voltage and change the wires first and second terminals;b) enable the meter, recheck the diagram and the direction of rotation of the disk.
Install the lid clamp on the electric meter.
Call a representative organization of the electricity supplier to seal the meter and place it as a settlement.
At run time, connect the meter need to be extremely cautious and observe safety to avoid the infliction of harm to health and damage counter.