I'm installing a new single phase, 3-wire meter socket to meter a single 400 watt light on a apt. building.
I'm doing twenty of these, each with it's own meter.
I tapped one leg of the phase and the neutral to the line side of the new meter socket from the existing PoCo lines coming into the building. Then running the neutral and one load conductor to the breaker panel supplying the light.
PoCo comes out to install the meter and says the socket is wired wrong.
My question is:
Does the socket require both phases of power to operate the meter? I've looked in a couple of socket enclosures to see how they were wired previously and found one wired with the neutral jumpered to the line side of the phase that was not being used and another was wired with both phases to the line side but only one conductor running from the load to the breaker box supplying the light.
What am I doing wrong?