Device to measure electricity meter reading?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by charles.smithe@gmail.com, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Hi

    Does anyone know if there is such a device that will link to a serial
    port of a PC and report on the electricity meter reading for a domestic
    property?

    Many thanks

    Charles
    , Jun 22, 2005
    #1
  2. NSM Guest

    <> wrote in message
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    > Does anyone know if there is such a device that will link to a serial
    > port of a PC and report on the electricity meter reading for a domestic
    > property?


    Why?

    N
    NSM, Jun 22, 2005
    #2
  3. 3T39 Guest

    Hello, NSM!
    You wrote on Wed, 22 Jun 2005 21:12:11 GMT:

    ??>> Does anyone know if there is such a device that will link to a serial
    ??>> port of a PC and report on the electricity meter reading for a
    ??>> domestic property?

    N> Why?

    Not why, WATT! :^)
    At a guess it's probably a landlord wanting to keep a sharp eye on the
    tenants.
    I don't think it would be legal to hook a W/H meter up to a supply meter but
    I suppose a cheap webcam might give you a remote reading.

    With best regards, 3T39. E-mail:
    3T39, Jun 23, 2005
    #3
  4. NSM Guest

    "3T39" <> wrote in message
    news:42ba059d$0$24496$...

    > ??>> Does anyone know if there is such a device that will link to a

    serial
    > ??>> port of a PC and report on the electricity meter reading for a
    > ??>> domestic property?
    >
    > N> Why?
    >
    > Not why, WATT! :^)
    > At a guess it's probably a landlord wanting to keep a sharp eye on the
    > tenants.
    > I don't think it would be legal to hook a W/H meter up to a supply meter

    but
    > I suppose a cheap webcam might give you a remote reading.


    Some specifics would help. Some meters do now report remotely.

    N
    NSM, Jun 23, 2005
    #4

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