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Electric Meter
Electric Meter

Electric Meter

Timothy Thiele
The electric meter is attached to the service entrance pipe and is usually attached to the side of your house. It may be attached to the utility company’s power pole also. It can be fed overhead or underground.

The meter is a watt measuring device supplied by the utility company to track each month’s power consumption. There are meters with numbered dials like a watch on older models and new state-of-the-art digital meters that can be read right from the utility company’s office.

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