Advances in the microprocessor industry have changed the way we live and work. Microprocessors are common components of just about everything.
The earliest usage of microprocessors in the electrical power distribution market was in circuit protection and metering equipment. One digital meter could take the place of several electromechanical (analog) meters.
When comparisons between analog and digital meters included mounting, wiring, layout and stocking expenses, the cost savings became even more apparent.
Electricity users now need better, more timely data to make decisions and take actions that will increase overall efficiency, productivity and profitability.
To understand power meters, an understanding of power quality is necessary.