In depth look at reactive power and electric meters

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There are two videos here in this series on your electric power meter.

This is a little understood subject where people voice there opinions but lack any credible proof to back up what they say.

I did the exhaustive testing to provide you with the right information.

For some reason I broke the video into two parts.

I show the formula to read your old style electric meter (spin type) and I also tested the new digital ones to see if they picked up more of the reactive power and they don’t.

To make the testing exhaustive and complete I even ran converters through transformers to show how that might effect the electric you pay for. It doesn’t.

And I even ran things through the wrong transformers which any electrician would scream about. This way you know what you can get away with.

Fun and interesting stuff.