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    Default Can anyone identify these items?

    Found these today in a main panel and it's the first time I've seen them. House built in 2010. The box below the main panel did not appear to go anywhere...there was nothing on the exterior of the house at this location. The panel was in the garage. Ideas? If you know what they are, then the next questions are obvious...what are they used for? Why? Why have I not seen them before?

    Also, why can I not insert a carriage return in this forum? When I hit enter the text will not start on the next line.

    I can't get photos to upload...the uploader just spins and spins...file is only 122k, pretty small...ideas? Thanks, Dave

    Edit: I just changed from the WYSIWYG and now I can insert carriage returns...one issue resolved. I'll try posting the photos again now.

    Edit: I got photos to load by moving away from the enhanced interface...that seems to have been the issue.

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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    Really going to need to see the pictures.

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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
    Really going to need to see the pictures.
    I know, but I can't get pictures to upload as I said previously...now I need help with that.


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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Rose View Post
    Found these today in a main panel and it's the first time I've seen them. House built in 2010. The box below the main panel did not appear to go anywhere...there was nothing on the exterior of the house at this location. The panel was in the garage. Ideas? If you know what they are, then the next questions are obvious...what are they used for? Why? Why have I not seen them before?

    Also, why can I not insert a carriage return in this forum? When I hit enter the text will not start on the next line.

    I can't get photos to upload...the uploader just spins and spins...file is only 122k, pretty small...ideas? Thanks, Dave

    Edit: I just changed from the WYSIWYG and now I can insert carriage returns...one issue resolved. I'll try posting the photos again now.

    Edit: I got photos to load by moving away from the enhanced interface...that seems to have been the issue.
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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    They look like current transducers, possibly part of an energy monitoring system.

    You might want to check out something like the TED 5000 IIRC.

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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    They are sensors for a type of meter.
    Kinda like a clamp on amp meter.

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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
    They look like current transducers, possibly part of an energy monitoring system.

    You might want to check out something like the TED 5000 IIRC.
    Congrats there Quick Draw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    Congrats there Quick Draw.
    *both post 8:48
    Does that make you this guy?

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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
    Does that make you this guy?
    Nope .

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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    They are sensors for a type of meter.
    Kinda like a clamp on amp meter.

    I am totally agree with Rick Cantrell, they are sensors for a type of meter.




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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    Here you go... Cent-a-meter
    Monitor your electricity use to find REAL savings!




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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    Looks like a cheap version of the Emon-Demon, metering devices used a lot to monitor the energy use for an apartment or part of a building when you don't actually have a power co. meter. It counts kw hours and then you figure out the usage by whatever the POCO charges per kw hour.


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    Default Re: Can anyone identify these items?

    Current transformers. I think the other posters explained it better than me. Safe, yes, I know many in operation. However if its code compliant since its not part of the listed enclosure Im not really sure. Some else would probably know more than me.


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