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90 Degree Meter Socket Extension #124498
10/10/06 11:24 PM
10/10/06 11:24 PM
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Re: 90 Degree Meter Socket Extension #124499
10/11/06 12:34 AM
10/11/06 12:34 AM
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
I saw a picture of one of those in an an older Murray- Jenson or Hydel catalogue somewhere. Never actually have ever seen one installed. Have also seen in a Leviton catalog a meter socket extension that is a "Transient Voltage Surge Surpressor". Not a bad idea IMHO.

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Re: 90 Degree Meter Socket Extension #124500
10/12/06 10:31 AM
10/12/06 10:31 AM
Zapped  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 482
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Good idea, but I don't see the PoCos around here using anything like that. It seems subject to damage more than a regular flat install...and it looks plastic.(?)

Re: 90 Degree Meter Socket Extension #124501
10/12/06 02:08 PM
10/12/06 02:08 PM
napervillesoundtech  Offline
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 144
Naperville, IL, USA
They are plastic, at least the one I saw was. A co-worker had to replace one once that melted due to a fault. A neat concept, but, not nessecarily the most practical for all installations.

Re: 90 Degree Meter Socket Extension #124502
10/13/06 09:08 PM
10/13/06 09:08 PM
HCE727  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 186
Delaware County, PA, USA
The concept of the meter socket extension is so the PoCo can read the meter. This extension was taken out of a residential garage. All the PoCo had to do was look in the window and read the meter. If the meter socket did not have the extension the PoCo could not read the meter.

Re: 90 Degree Meter Socket Extension #124503
10/13/06 09:59 PM
10/13/06 09:59 PM
mxslick  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 803
Atomic City, ID USA
Kind of a neat gadget, but as pointed out already not so good under fault conditions...and this one looks like the clips have been getting warm...

A moot point nowadays anyway, since a lot of POCO's are going to electronic meters and AMR (a remote reading protocol.)

Stupid should be painful.


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