I certainly understand that the customer wants to have high-quality components in his electrical system, and in particular wants to avoid the cheapo "contractor specials" often found is residential work. But I don't see the sense in automatically disqualifying something because it's used in residential work. For example, THHN wire is used in residential work in some cases; are you going to not use THHN wire because of that?
It seems to me that he is looking for a particular quality level. Is there perhaps a better way of specifying that that he will be happy with?
[This message has been edited by SolarPowered (edited 03-05-2007).]
well one thing about the class 320 socket here in state of Wisconsin it have two verison either 320 [400 amp ] standard meter or we have 600 amp bolt on metering socket i don't have the website for other POCO for that one but my POCO do have one on the listing.
NJ_WVUGrad you may have to talk to the POCO for the listing of other approved meter socket sometime they do listed it
hope it help here
Merci , Marc
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)
John, on the commercial we have used the 320, it's rated 320 continous 400 max, if he is running 320 continous IMO it might be a good idea to up the service. I would not want that cell tower electric bill, with 320 continous.
Getting a 400A CT through JCPL engineering is no problem, however getting it by the metering dept is another issue. They seem to be pushing the 320A meter pan for commercial use.
They are also making us a put a disocnnect ahead of the meter for all CT Cabinet jobs - Makes perfect sense to me and have no problem doing it - however they won't get off their a@# and print up a spec showing this.
Makes it hard to justify cost to the client, I get alot of "well contractor XYZ did it last week around the corner with no disco ahead of the meter, why do you say its needed"
Back to topic - the 320Amps is based on running all the radios at full call volume with the DC plant charging and both 5 ton AC's running.
I don't get the privilege (LOL) of performing load calcs - the client does that internally. I stopped asking questions a long time ago
www.b-line.com/product/metering/index.asp might have some information on meter sockets, although you probably have been searching on the Web already. Circle AW seems to have a large selection of meter enclosures.