Centron model CL 200 bi-directional meter

Description (Brief):

Since Edison’s day electrical meters have measured the flow of current in one direction only—from power plant to user. Customers can then be billed for the amount of electricity they use. Measuring current that flows in both directions requires a bi-directional or net meter like this one. It runs forward when the user draws power from the electric lines and backwards when solar panels make more power than the building is using. This feature can lower the customer’s monthly electric bill and reduces the need for new power plants to meet growing demand.

Date Made: ca 2015

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: from Edison International, thru Adam Umanoff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0342.04Accession Number: 2016.0342Catalog Number: 2016.0342.04

Object Name: electrical meternet meterwatt-hour meter

Measurements: overall: 6 in x 7 in; 15.24 cm x 17.78 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a809-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1820896

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