Probably everyone, who uses electricity knows what an electricity meter is, namely the device that measures the consumed electricity. The unit of measurement is formed by the power of the consumption per unit of time, in this case watts per hour Wh (also kilowatts hours kWh)
Types of Electricity Meters
Electric meters are divided into several types according to:
The way the reading is displayed - analog or digital
The type of measuring point
The manner and place of application - home, office, industrial building
Technical parameters - single-phase, three-phase, etc.
Mechanical electricity meter
These are the most popular and old electricity meters. They consist of a rotating aluminium disk mounted on a spindle between two electromagnets. The speed of rotation of the disk is proportional to the power, which is integrated with the use of a counting mechanism and gears. The counting mechanism includes two laminated electromagnets made of electric steel and shunt magnets.
Electronic electricity meters
Compared to the mechanical electricity meters, the electronic ones are much more accurate and reliable. In addition, they use less electricity for their work and start reading as soon as they are connected. Electronic electricity meters can be of two types – with an analog and digital display.
Analog electricity meters - the power is converted into proportional frequency or pulse frequency and is integrated through meters located inside.
Digital electricity meters - power is measured directly by a high-performance processor.
Smart electricity meters
Smart electric meters are an advanced measurement technology that involves the setup of smart meters that read, process and send data to users. They record the power consumption and also remotely control the maximum electricity consumption. Smart meters for smart measurements use the technology of modern metering infrastructure system for better efficiency.
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