Most states have converted to digital or smart meters. Why? Some of these include remote meter readings and service connections can be done much more efficiently. Power outage detection is faster, therefore restoring power is much faster.
Digital Meter Bases
Some people confuse the meter base and panel. The meter base is the grey metal box that is usually on the side of your home or business encloses the panel and protects the wires and connections.
The digital meter base has a grounded backplate that holds mounting lugs for your digital meter. There are two sets of lugs, one connecting to electric utility mains and the other connecting to the wiring on your property. Electricity needs to pass starting at electrical utility main line, then the digital meter, lastly though the property lines.
Reasons You Might Possibly Have to Replace or Repair the Digital Meter Base
There are many different reasons that a meter base needs to be replaced or repaired, including:
A digital meter base might need to be replaced or repaired if wires become overloaded.
If a digital meter base is outdated, it will not comply with city requirements and it MUST be replaced.
A new digital meter base may be needed when your electrical panel is replaced.
When upgrading the electrical system in your home, the base might also need to be replaced.
Hiring an Electrician for Repairs or Replacement to the Digital Meter Base
Repairs or replacements to the meter base should never be done by an inexperienced person. A licensed electrician needs to be called to complete this work, to ensure the safety of your home and family. No worries, Barney and his team are fully licensed, and expertly trained. We are just a phone call away.
If you want the job done right, contact Barney's Electric in Rockwall today at 972-771-9464. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.
Thank you for your interest in Barney's Electric, LLC. We look forward to serving you soon!
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