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  • 1) Tests accuracy of meters used for recording electric current consumption and makes necessary adjustments, using following methods: Connects meter to standard and adjusts standard's dials to meter being tested.

  • 2) Pushes switch and allows needle on standard to revolve specified number of turns or for clocked period.

  • 3) Compares meter and standard calibrated dials to ascertain accuracy of meter.

  • 4) Connects testing instruments, such as wattmeter, voltmeter, and ammeter, across coils of meter and allows load to pass through meter for clocked period.

  • 5) Computes watt-hours of current consumed, using instrument readings and time factor.

  • 6) Compares watt-hour computations with dial on tested meter to determine meter accuracy.

  • 7) Adjusts meters by loosening or tightening screws, using screwdriver.

  • 8) Inspects wiring of installed meters for improper connections or diversions of current.

  • 9) May make minor repairs and recommend meter removal for major repair.

  • 10) May clean mechanism with solution and small brush.

  • 11) May calculate inaccurate meter variations from standard.

  • 12) May set up auxiliary equipment to route current around installed meter during testing to avoid interruption to service.

  • 13) Does not perform tests on inaccurate meters to diagnose malfunctioning if inaccuracy cannot be corrected by screw adjustment.




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DOT:   821.381-010

Job Number: 3450