Wiring A Meter Base


Wiring A Meter Base - a signal identifying your particular meter is sent down the line from the electric meter to the utility pany electric meters read power usage in kilowatt hours in simple terms 1 kilowatt hour 1 000 watt hours the meter reads the entire power usage in watts of all appliances light fixtures and plug in appliances within the home p div class b factrow b twofr div class b vlist2col ul li div author timothy thiele div li ul ul ul div div div li wiring a meter base is the responsibility of a homeowner some utility panies may supply the meter base and some will not in most cases only the service drop and meter are installed by the utility pany the meter socket wiring and all the fittings are the responsibility of the owner as well how to wire a 200 meter service step 1 visit your local electrical inspector s office step 2 remove the cover from both the electric meter base and the electrical panel.
using step 3 attach white electrical tape to both ends of one 2 0 awg thhn wire step 4 remove the bottom three wire a meter socket houses the electricity for the meter for your home and can also be known as a meter base the meter itself is provided by your utility pany and used to calculate your monthly bills the meter itself is provided by your utility pany and used to calculate your monthly bills p div class b factrow b twofr div class b vlist2col ul li div author diy staff div li ul ul ul div div div li remember this meter base will be sealed by the utility pany and you must not enter that meter base this meter base is the serving utility pany s cash box the meter inside that meter base is controlling how much they charge you per month for electrical usage this and other factors can determine where the 2 hots neutral and ground that make up your 4 wires will go typically your 2 hot.
leads are connected to the main breaker and the meter itself the neutrals and grounds have their own lugs for connection typically you should have a wiring schematic that came with your panels
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