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Smart Meter Fires: They Just Won’t Go Away

By Catherine J. Frompovich

It’s happened again!  Another AMI Smart Meter blast and fire, but this time a quick-thinking-and-acting mom was means to forestall a disaster for her family, and kept the residence from blazing down.

According to Fox4KC.com News,

Cerise Edwards was defunct inside her home when a tiny blast woke her children, who then woke her.

“I did a little research, and I’ve seen we are not the first people in the KC area to have gifted that kind of thing.  KCPL had problems last year with them.”


The Fox4KC.com report goes on to say,

Company leaders pronounced they’re in the routine of switching all business to the new digital meters given the analog meters are no longer being manufactured.

What a crock of corporate promotion or, moreover, significant error! 

Below are two electric application meters.  The one on the left is a fire-prone digital “smart” meter; the one on the right is a protected “analog” meter, which has been polished for reserve and correctness over decades of use.  However, an analog scale will not spy on what you are doing in your home; will not be means to correlate with all your smart appliances, even close them off or make them have “brown outs” if the energy company thinks you are using too much electric power!

Source: Stop Smart Meters

Since application companies opposite the country are ramping up their nuisance vigour strategy to make customers, who don’t wish smart meters, take AMI SMs, here is an reason of the differences between both meters.

Analog contra Digital Smart Electric Meters

By the way, AMI Smart Meters are finished with plastic tools and do not have swell resistors!

Regarding the matter analog meters are no longer manufactured, good next are suppliers of safe, potion and metal, grounded analog meters.

Hialeah Meter – Meters you can trust in given 1954.

Standard meter, 120 volt or 240 volt or both. 200 AMP. 60Hz

GE – Electric Watthour Meter

The Return to Analog Utility Meters

Buy Your Analog Meter Here

What to know about scale switching and/or installing

A comment finished at https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/10/09/buy-your-analog-meter-here/ by Redi Kilowatt, [who] says:

October 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I wish to supplement that changing out a scale is very elementary and quick. If you are changing out a “smart” scale then there is zero at all to worry about. If a new scale has been successfully commissioned in an existent hollow by Wellington, and it has not arced and started a fire yet, you are good to go.

The many critical thing that we wish to highlight is to spin off all loads being fed by the scale before stealing and replacing it.

Most buildings have a service undo located after the meter, it could be a fused undo switch or a circuit breaker, spin that off first. If there is no service disconnect, then go to the categorical bucket core row being fed by the meter, there will be a categorical breaker inside that panel, spin it off. If there is no categorical breaker, spin off all the particular circuits inside that panel.

The reason for this is when a bucket is disconnected, it creates an arc, no load, no arc.

Make certain to take a picture of the reading on the scale that you are removing, and also write it down for your scale reader, given the new scale will be zeroed out.

Carefully clip the seal that has your scale series and a PGE sequence number, lift the seal out and put it back in the ring after you change out the new meter. we have finished this hundreds of times in my career, and we have never had one problem in doing so.

Your scale reader will substantially commend that you have a opposite character of analog meter, but they don’t care, and many likely will not report it, they are endangered about gripping their jobs, and the some-more analog meters still in use, the better.

If you have to do it when it is raining, put up an powerful the night before, and then put out a dry timber taste or some kind of non-conductor on the ground.

Wear 2 sets of gloves, rubber gloves under good leather gloves (dry of course).

When you mislay the “smart” scale from its socket, you competence have to kindly shake it out of the jaws. Then once removed, simply insert the new analog scale delicately (right side up, please) into the jaws, you competence have to pull tough to do this. Make certain that the new scale is totally cosy in the socket, test it by trying to shake it, it should not pierce at all one way or the other. Then you are good to reinstate the aluminum ring and seal and party on, you are pau hana (done with work). Make certain to remember to spin back on the feed to the bucket center, the categorical breaker in the bucket center, or all the particular circuits in the categorical panel.

Keep in mind that even yet these new radio meters are using your electricity to broadcast radio signals 24/7, they only broadcast a parcel of sum use information every 4 hours. So depending on when you we mislay the transmitter, if your scale is actually connected with a information collector, (most are not, and still need to be review monthly by a scale reader), then PGE will see a dump of information signal. That is the smashing underline of the new radio meters, that if working, they can clarity a energy stop in a 4 hour block, and will consider it an outage or dismissal of the transmitter.

That is one of the biggest jokes of all about the new meters, that they can detect energy outages. When there is an outage at my house, we am on the phone within one notation to report it. The user asks if we have any information about what competence have caused the outage like: trees, wind, bursting transformers or cut out fuses.

It is the FIFO understanding with PGE, first reported gets to be on the top of the list, and chronologically after that. That can be critical in a major storm.

Another tip from a PGE lineman, if you see any downed energy lines, that is the series one priority, and that will get the fastest response. [CJF emphasis]

My Suggestion:  Do NOT try switching your meter; have a certified electrician do it!


“Smart” Meters: Recalls, Replacements, Fires, Explosions, General Failure, Measurement Errors, Privacy Concerns, Cybersecurity Risks, and Sick People

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired healthy nutritionist who warranted modernized degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice and Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in inhabitant and airline magazines given the early 1980s. Catherine authored countless books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic medical professionals. She has been a consumer medical researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published Oct 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, accessible on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective Non-Toxic Treatments, is accessible on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s some-more new books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can we Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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