Watthour Meter Principles 2 - Meter Accuracy – Watch Instant Video
Meter Design Characteristics – 4 minutes Identifies basic operating principles and design characteristics that relate directly to a meter’s accuracy. Defines design speed and disk constant and explains how design speed is related to a meter’s accuracy. Describes how meter manufacturers control a meter’s design speed.
Overload Compensation – 6 minutes Identifies four compensations used to maintain watthour meter accuracy. Explains why an uncompensated meter will run slow in an overload condition. Describes how a watthour meter can be compensated during overload condition by an overload plate.
Voltage, Temperature, and Frequency Compensations – 8 minutes Describes voltage compensation. Describes temperature compensation. States why variations in a system’s frequency are not a major concern.
Full Load Adjustment – 6 minutes Identifies three common watthour meter adjustments. Explains why a full load adjustment may be needed to maintain a meter’s accuracy. Describes three ways in which a full load adjustment can be made.
Light Load and Power Factor Adjustments – 7 minutes Explains why a light load adjustment may be needed to maintain a meter’s accuracy. Describes how a light load adjustment can be made. Explains why a power factor adjustment might be needed and how it can be made.