Your electricity meter has been working for you, but how much do you know about it?
What is energy meter?
An energy meter is a device that measures the amount of electricity your home uses when it enters your home. It is usually installed where the power line enters the building.
Most utility companies use two main types of meters: mechanical meters and automatic (smart) meters.
But with the advancement of technology, smart meters will gradually replace mechanical meters.
How does an automated smart meter work?
Automatic meters (or smart meters) work similarly to traditional mechanical meters, but they also contain batteries and communication chips.
The communication chip sends meter reading data to the mobile collector via radio signals (and stays dormant between these times).
The meter reading information is sent to the power company several times a day via the power line, radio frequency, or cellular network.
Utility companies send customer consumption information to their energy suppliers for billing.
Electricity prices change throughout the day, soaring during periods of high demand, and dropping sharply during periods of low demand—for example, at night.
Compared with the overall average cost, the advantage of owning a smart meter is the accuracy of energy consumption.
Since smart meters can be read remotely, power and gas companies see it as a way to save operating and labor costs.
Therefore, if you can consume during off-peak hours (or vice versa, you will end up spending more), smart meters can help you save money every month.
How do I know if my meter is accurate?
All meter types and models have been extensively tested by your utility company before they can be widely used in your community.
Yongtailong launched the smart prepaid meter for the African market, with multiple anti-tamper, multiple tariff, high accuracy, STS prepaid, event recording and other functions.
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