Electrical Question

Is it legal to have a prepayment meter fitted in a property on 3 phase supply?

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Question

is it legal to have a prepayment meter fitted in a property on 3 phase supply?

Answer

A Are you going to have a meter fitted?
B Are you asking a question about an existing installation?

A Are you going to have a meter fitted?
It is legal to have a 3 phase meter installed onto property. You will need to contact your Energy Company to discus your project.

B Are you asking a question about an existing installation?

3 Phase pre-payment meters in a residential situation, supplying more than one property, must be located in a common area. This common area can be a basement, hallway or external cabinet, accessible by all key holders of that property. In this situation it is legal.

If there is 3 phase pre-payment meter fitted in one large property, with just one owner, then it is legal.

If there is a 3 phase pre-payment meter in your property and it feeds several other properties, with different owners, then this is illegal and your energy company needs to be informed and a contractor will be needed to modify your system.

I hope this helps

Answered 10th Mar 2011

BBI Electrical

Member since 9 Oct 2009

If it is a residential property you shouldnt have a 3 phase supply

Answered 8th Mar 2011

m w building construction and property maintenance

Member since 28 Sep 2008

yes it is, the electric supply company have to do this for you.

Answered 9th Mar 2011

kevin cassidy building contractors

Member since 16 Dec 2010

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