Rule 14

Rules for Electric Meter and Service Installations (REMSI)

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(a) Self-Contained Metering
(b) Meter Bases
(c) Location of Meter Base and Service Disconnect
(d) By-Pass Facilities



a. Self-Contained Metering:

Customer installs and maintains an approved meter base specified by PPL EU for self contained meters.

PPL EU specifies self-contained meters as follows:

Self-Contained Meter Table

Meter Class



Service Size

200  1  120/208 (Network)  Up To And Including 200A
200   1  120/240  Up To And Including 200A
 200  1  240/480  Up To And Including 200A
 200*  3  208Y/120, 4 wire  Up To And Including 200A
 200*  3  240Δ, 4 wire  Up To And Including 200A
 320  1  120/208 (Network)  400A
 320  1 120/240   400A
 320  1  240/480  400A
 320**  3 208Y/120, 4 wire   400A
 320**  3  240Δ, 4 wire  400A

* No individual phase current shall exceed 200A

** No individual phase current shall exceed 320A

b. Meter Bases:

The table of Approved Meter Service Devices list the PPL EU approved meter bases and the minimum and maximum conductor sizes for the approved meter bases. Install one conductor per terminal.

Installation of multiple terminal lugs is permitted in Class 320 meter bases.

PPL EU specifies meter bases capable of accepting 350, 500 or 750 kcmil conductor if loads or service distance deems it necessary.

Sketch #25 and Sketch #25A show typical meter base connections.

c. Location of Meter Base and Service Disconnect:

The meter base is installed in the line side of all service protective equipment except where a main service disconnect is required by the National Electrical Code.

480 volt self-contained an additional circuit breaker must be installed on the line side of the meter base.

d. By-Pass Facilities:

Manual type by-pass facilities are required on all ringless meter bases. By-passes are not permitted on ring type meter bases.