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#261938 23-Dec-2019 16:18
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I'm wanting to replace my old style switchboard with one of the flush style (and move it a couple of meters at the same time). 


Anyone know of any options here for the meters to be in the switchboard (I have two phases)? My meters are currently in the house, on the switchboard. I don't want to move them outside if I can help it. 


I've seen DIN mounted meters, but I doubt they will be approved by the electrical suppliers.















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  #2380634 23-Dec-2019 19:42
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I usually use the EZ-MP8453 or 453D (depending on depth of meters)


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  #2380649 23-Dec-2019 22:27
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These will fit a couple of meters and 45 breakers?


Do you know the dimensions? Looks like you need a login to see details.






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  #2380655 24-Dec-2019 00:48
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These will fit a couple of meters and 45 breakers?


Do you know the dimensions? Looks like you need a login to see details.







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45 Way Meter Distribution Board


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  #2380672 24-Dec-2019 05:58
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I'd check with your electricity supplier whether they would intend to supply one meter or leave it with two (a polyphase meter is deeper than normal and would require you to get the 453D)


They tend to get touchy with meter moving/reinstalling and like to replace meters to ensure nothing has been tampered with.

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  #2380692 24-Dec-2019 08:35
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The meters approved by the electrical suppliers are still those bulky things that have been around for ages?


You would think they would move to a DIN mount system that fits into a standard switchboard - too much to hope for?





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  #2380736 24-Dec-2019 08:48
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Yeah, that won't happen unfortunately


Depending on where you are and what retailer you are with they may want to consolidate the two meters into one polyphase meter (still rather large, larger than the standard single phase revenue meters in fact - and deeper) 


It'll be something to do with accuracy / calibration / security etc. Those DIN mounted meters can be easily reset or altered if you know what you're doing with the communication BUS on them

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  #2381665 27-Dec-2019 11:39
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EDMI (who make most of the meters used here) make a revenue rated DIN rail one, but only for CT-metered supplies. There isn't really room on a DIN rail to fit the CTs needed for 100A usage, a cellphone radio, 4x (or 8x) 100A terminals, and all the tamper-resistant gear.


You have to use the meters the retailer wants.

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