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Topic # 183862 1-Nov-2015 20:46
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This is the power meter box for us and the neighbor. It was installed on the outer wall of one of our bedrooms. 

Well the black box things are noisy. They produce some low level buzz (probably higher than mains frequency), you open the box and you get close, you definitely hear it. The worse thing is that it can be heard inside the bedroom when it's quiet in the night. Though very faint, it is definitely there. 

I can feel the black boxes vibrating when touching them, and they are a tiny bit warm. What are they? Is there a fault? Do I need to pay Vector to get it fixed? 


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  Reply # 1418413 1-Nov-2015 23:28
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They could be transformers, not sure what they would be used for. Were they there before the digital metres were installed?




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  Reply # 1418416 1-Nov-2015 23:53
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They are the contactors that turn the hot water on and off, power for the coil will come from a pilot wire on the road to switch them on and off.

vector have abandoned it on the shore at least, so possibly would remove them if you asked them. Not sure if they are still using them on the network out west or not.




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  Reply # 1418418 1-Nov-2015 23:59
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richms: They are the contactors that turn the hot water on and off, power for the coil will come from a pilot wire on the road to switch them on and off.

vector have abandoned it on the shore at least, so possibly would remove them if you asked them. Not sure if they are still using them on the network out west or not.


Thanks very much. :D

So they are some sort of remote controlled switch for the "controlled hot water heater". Yes I can confirm my power plan is not "controlled". I will contact Vector see if they will remove it.

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