Meter Collar Devices

Rules for Electric Meter and Service Installations (REMSI)

Collars are installed between the residential electric meter and a meter socket. The following lists the manufacturers and model numbers that have been submitted on previous projects, reviewed by PPL EU, and accepted for use. If other manufacturers or models are proposed for use, please submit all pertinent technical information to PPL Electric Utilities for review.

Manufacturer's model number designation is subject to change by the manufacturer at their discretion.

This list will be updated as additional models / manufacturer’s equipment are reviewed. However, the review will be done on an as-need basis only or by specific request.

  • Global Power Products – GenerLink Transfer Switch Meter Collar

    Safely Connect a Portable Generator To Your Home Without Rewiring.

    • MA23-N, Non-Surge (30 AMP)
    • MA23-S, Surge (30 AMP)
    • MA24-N, Non-Surge (40 AMP)
    • MA24-S, Surge (40 AMP)
  • ConnectDER - creating a connection point to a Meter Collar

    The ConnectDER™ enables rapid connection of grid-ready distributed energy resources (DERs), especially solar photovoltaic systems, by creating a connection point to a collar that installs between a residential electric meter and a meter socket.

    • Simple ConnectDER - provides the basic connection
    • Smart ConnectDER - equipped with cellular communications module, providing metering and management functions
    • Smart ConnectDER - equipped with Landis+Gyr AMI communications module, providing metering and management functions (Utility Approval Required)

Installation Process for Meter Collar Devices:

  1. The Meter Collar Device shall only be installed by a qualified licensed electrician or electrical contractor.
  2. The service/meter base socket shall be verified by the electrician or electrical contractor to ensure the conditions are acceptable to accept the meter device. The service equipment shall be limited and/or restricted to single phase/single gang meter socket enclosures.
  3. Contact PPL EU and provide the customer information, and the type of work being performed at the premise. A Work Order Number (WO #) will be provided for the work being performed.
  4. The electrician or electrical contractor is responsible for coordinating the service disconnect, meter removal, and service reconnection with the Utility (PPL EU) and to schedule an inspection with the Electrical Inspector at the same time as the work is being done to verify the installation and the safety of the electric system prior to the service being re-energized.
  5. When the installation passes the electrical inspection, PPL EU will re-energize the electric service, and attach any required warning labels and utility seals/protection devices to the meter and/or socket.
  6. Upon completion of the Meter Collar Device, and reconnection of the electric power, PPL EU recommends the customer follow all guidelines, restrictions and general operating procedures set forth by the manufacturer.

Additional Notes for (GENERLINK) and generator:

  1. All branch circuit breakers in the electric panel must be in the OFF position before connecting the generator to the Generlink Transfer Switch Collar. Follow all manufacturer general operating procedures regarding the identification and isolation of the branch circuits being fed during the emergency condition.
  2. The generator must have a ‘Floating Neutral’ or ‘Neutral not Connected to Frame’ or similar markings on the unit.
  3. The generator must be operated outside, in a well ventilated area away from doors, windows, air intakes, dryer vents, or any other sources of ingress into the customers’ home.
  4. The Generlink device shall NOT be used on any service that has been damaged by environmental conditions such as but not limited to: ice storms, fallen trees on utility lines, or water damage from flooding or any other natural disaster. The device shall not be used if there is any physical damage to the meter base, conduits, or conductors or if the meter base is not properly and securely fastened to the premise structure.