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    Yeah, and there's no way they need a $3000 meter to resolve this. You can buy a power meter for the one plug, which you can monitor from a PC, for just $300. Several pop right out when you Google it.

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    But few if any of those meters are designed to meter 40A of 240V power running for hours at a time - they'll melt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.Boston View Post
    But few if any of those meters are designed to meter 40A of 240V power running for hours at a time - they'll melt.
    I was easily able to find one with suitable rating.

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    Dealing with Condo Boards can be a pain...some of the greates minds of the 20th century...

    Quote Originally Posted by neroden View Post
    This is what seems particularly crazy about this. Either the condo board hates electric cars, or they just hate the owner! The car practically speaking already contains a meter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.Boston View Post
    But few if any of those meters are designed to meter 40A of 240V power running for hours at a time - they'll melt.

    100 Amp 240 Volt Watthour Meter with Base $40.98

    Available Here


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    Someone needs to professionally install that meter, no?

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    Somebody needs to install that meter and have it pass inspection. Slightly different, but there's certainly room for the 'you know what you're doing' method.

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    I thought the whole point was that his condo association didn't trust him. Why would they let him DIY an electric meter?

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