A meter base is a device used in electrical installations to house the electric meter and provide a secure and weather-resistant connection point for the service entrance conductors. It is typically a metal box with a hinged cover, located on the outside of a building near the main electrical service entrance.
The meter base is an essential component of the electrical system, as it serves as the point of connection between the utility company’s power lines and the customer’s electrical service. The electric meter is installed in the meter base, and it measures the amount of electricity used by the customer.
Meter bases come in different sizes and styles to accommodate various types of electric meters and service entrance conductors. They are usually installed by licensed electricians and must meet local electrical code requirements for safety and functionality.
Single phase, 2 or 3 wires
Comply with ANSI C12.7
Galvanized steel base
Overhead or underground
Various hub size for option
What is the embedded meter base and the flat meter base?
Both the recessed meter stand and the flat meter stand are the bases used to mount the meter. The difference is that they are installed in different ways and shapes.
Embedded meter holder is usually installed in the meter box, the meter can be installed inside the box, the overall installation is more beautiful. A recessed meter holder is usually a metal or plastic box that fits the size and shape of the meter case. In the installation, the meter can be directly embedded in the seat, the seat is fixed in the meter box.
The flat meter holder is installed on the outer surface of the meter box, which is usually composed of a bottom plate and a bracket, on which the meter is mounted, and the whole base is fixed to the surface of the meter box. Flat meters are easy to install and easier to maintain and replace, but not as beautiful in appearance as embedded meters.