Installing a Electricity Cost Monitor
Where can the Clamp Modules of an Electricity Monitor be Installed? Where to Install the Clamp Modules of a Electricity Monitor.
Electricity Cost Monitor
Electrical Question: Where can the Clamp Modules of an Electricity Monitor be Installed?
My electrical wiring project involves an Installing an Electricity Cost Monitor.
- I have an electricity cost monitoring device that has a display in the home to tell me how much electricity I am using etc., and it gets its data via a radio linked module that clamps around the line from the meter. Unfortunately due to the distance and layout of the building I cannot attach the sender unit to the meter and was wondering if it was possible to have it installed on the live incoming line in my consumer unit instead.
This electrical wiring question came from John, a Handyman in the UK.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question John.
Where to Install a Electricity Cost Monitor
Application: Installing a Electricity Cost Monitor.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the , turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in the UK. A permit and inspections may also be required.
Installing an Electricity Usage Monitor
An Electricity Cost Monitor is very handy because they may be used to report how much electricity is being consumed, and may calculate the cost of the electricity as well.
Where to Install the Clamp Modules of a Electricity Monitor
The Clamp Modules (also called Current Transformers) of an Electricity Monitor may be installed at the source of the power, such as the Main Panel or the Consumer Unit, or they may be installed at the location of a sub-panel, or a specific device or appliance that you would like to monitor.
More about a Electricity Usage Monitors and Testers
Basic Home Wiring Diagrams
Electricity Testers and Meters
Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
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