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Forum topic by RogerC posted 11-25-2012 04:53 PM 1196 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-25-2012 04:53 PM

I always thought that our home electricity meters measured our total energy use across all three phases (I have 3-phase supply). However a friend of mine is trying to tell me that it only measures whatever is the highest phase you are currently using, and bills based on that. Is it true?

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 06:52 PM

No. Your power consumption is based on the energy consumption on all three phases. You may be charged a higher rate per KW because of having three phase service. There is usually a demand factor charge if the power is consumed during the heavy demand time period of the day.

-- Carl in SC

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 07:08 PM

What Carl saya is correct in all states. There may be billing differences, but it will always be based on consumption. I don’t think that Canada has any diferent rules to this.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 08:06 PM

Neither do we in the UK. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 08:38 PM

ok thanks everyone. I sort of figured as much but if it was just the highest phase you could make som serious savings with some simple changes!

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