Mike Fatchett wrote:
> I put a similar device on my meter here in Montana. I was losing
> electronics fairly regularly, mostly cheap cordless phones. No problems
> since and there is a guarantee with coverage limits.
> I think I was charged a flat fee for the device of around $120.00. Why
> pay for a monthly fee. That seems shady to me. Call your power company
> and ask them what they recommend. The power company will probably want
> to install it since they get touchy about people messing with the meters.
the monthly fee is a reasonable way to go (assuming it's not unreasonable)..
The consumer's not out the capital investment. (several hundred bucks
for a good one including the installaton)
The meter reader can check the status once a month, and if it fails,
they can come out and replace it
It can be regularly replaced (if it has MOVs in it, they gradually die,
each time they take a hit) on a decent schedule.
Your point about the utility being the one who fools with the meter is a
good one. TYpically, if the seal is broken, they get kind of antsy
about possible "theft of services"
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