The real danger to our power grid; supposed "Smart Meters", that need to be realistically marketed as fire starters!

in informationwar •  8 months ago 

The electric power “smart meter” is a dangerous thing. I will not speak of the radio linked signal, though some would argue that danger alone. I speak only of what the supposed smart meter does, and does Not do, to your house power.

http://emfsafetynetwork.org/smart-meters/smart-meter-fires-and-explosions/

I am an Electrical Engineer, and this is a National problem, but less you think this is just my opinion; here is a reference on court actions related to this:

https://takebackyourpower.net/1000s-of-smart-meter-fires-new-whistleblower-court-evidence-video/

First of all, lets discuss the actual device. It is a microprocessor based reporting system, capable of interrupting power to the house. The interruption is preformed by solid state switching usually SCRs (silicone controlled Rectifiers) or Triacs (bi directional SCRs). These devices are able to switch the amount of power a house uses (somewhere around 46,000 watts), but to do so safely they need a proper heat sink.

A normal heat sink for a 40,000 to 50,000 watt control is about the size of a house refrigerator, with a fan on the top that runs every time the switch is running. I repair them for several companies in this local area. The meter is smaller than a soccer ball, with no fan to force air over the tiny heat sink. There is not enough heat sink to be safe in these smart meters. They use the house wiring to carry away the excessive heat. It makes these meters a fire hazard!

Here is a rectifier using SCRs with a proper heatsink, picture from Pixabay:
platinng rectifier.jpg

Now for the specific problem I have seen in my house. When power is interrupted, then restored, the power rushing back in is called end rush, and it is many times higher than normal running current. THIS Meter turns off power, late at night, to verify they have access to your house power. When they restore power, a second later, your AC Compressor starts against a full pressure head. Combine end rush with a locked rotor due to high pressure in the compressor, and you have an instant compressor burnout. The same thing (end rush) destroys power supplies in home electronics. I have lost over a thousand dollars in equipment repairs in the years since they put one in at my house over my written objections.

These meters are a fire danger to every house they are attached to, and should be removed immediately! In the mean time, every house that is fire damaged, and every piece of equipment damaged should be billed to the power company! The only metal they have to run heat into, is the incoming power leads into your house's main power panel. The insulation heat rise limit in exceeded often, burning the insulation, and causing an electrical short of primary power. THIS is the fire hazard they know about, and have chosen to ignore!

I have not repaired my central AC unit (that was damaged by this smart meter) because there is no reason to fix it so they can destroy it again. I will need to add a power lock out (a normal industrial control) timer first, that will keep the AC unit turned off for five minutes,after power failure, to allow the pressure head to bleed down, before restarting the compressor!

The second problem with a meter like this, is that a power meter measures current consumed. IT assumes that the line power is the same all the time, and measures the current, and multiplies it out in the microprocessor. With SCR control, the power company can write itself a raise, simply by turning the voltage in the house down with the SCRs. The current goes up when the voltage goes down, and they provide less power, and charge more it. Most bills have gone up by a third because of this cheat!

Your politicians need to be pushed on this problem also, make them know they will be fired if they do not represent you!

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sir smithlabs! last I knew you were still 49! how did you go from 49 to 51? what happened to 50? lol. great job however you did it!

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There is a software plateau at 49, and I was stuck there for months! You just were not paying attention, ROFLOL! @meoatriot congratulated me on 50!

I worked really hard on this post, and no one saw it due to the hard fork! Should have cause a stir, but no one saw it.

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I'm sorry I missed your turning 50 sir smithlabs, I don't know what happened to the time but anyway, don't worry about that post just reword it and repost it in a few weeks or months because people need to hear it. I know the hardfork messed things up pretty bad. I'm falling asleep, gotta go! lol.

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So Mrs J slipped you a mickey so she can have her way with you, ROFLOL!

We will see what comes down the pike! Steve told me to repost it too. Will this blog survive? Hmmmm...

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sir smithlabs...I think it will but we'll all have alot more confidence if the system levels out at good levels of voting power and rc for everyone in a few days.

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I have done what I said I would, and powered up all that I can; we will see if it does any good soon!

Confidence is a rare commodity on steemit these days.

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sir smithlabs I agree, confidence is rare especially from smithlabs! lol.

well the latest thing I read today said that the system and new features were actually aimed at helping the smaller and newer accounts but that it would take anywhere from a week to a month for the new program to equalize and adjust everything and no one seems to know for sure what that's going to look like! lol.

but until then we're supposed to be patient. but of course that's easy for them to say! so I say it looks encouraging and we'll see in time for certain.

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The treatments of Newby accounts still worries me, as to how they will be able to post as they must, to be noticed; within the current RC system.

If we fail in that, nothing else matters. Steemit is balanced on this ONE issue; and it will be interesting to see how they solve it.

Is there any place where they list new account sign up information? I would love to watch it myself!

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Good luck with your initiative @smithlabs not sure of the actual issue as its not relate-able in our area or may be they are still using the old meters here but i hope you can find peace with it

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The hard fork killed my account. But they will try to do the same garbage where you are! It gives them control over your account, plus they can watch your electrical load in real time. Tyrants cant pass up that kind of power!

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It killed my account too, courtesy some SP delegation from @janton I can comment again, otherwise my RC would drop by more than 10% for each average length comment .

I could not get waht you said in the later part of your comment but I can not enjoy steeming like i used to before

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He is a good Man! I had several people help me with SP Delegation myself, to get me out of RC Jail!

I am bairly functional too; and hoping that steemit will recover more. Not as much fun as it was for sure!

The last part was about the smart meters from the original post. They can watch my house in real time, so they know what I am doing. If they do not approve, they can turn off my house.

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He surely is a good man and a very good friend, I need to find some more people who could delegate me Sp so that I could get out of this Rc jail which is again below 6% in less than an hour :(

Which means its getting more and more strict and complicated with time and its just sad :(

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My Sister just joined, and can't post at all! I don't see how this will help the block chain at all. It took me months to convince her to sign up, and now she can't post!

Silent blogs, due to RC Jail; are not a lot of fun!

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This RC thing is still not able to convince me how it is helping anyone here or the platform as a whole. I am still not getting it, how is the platform going to progress if new users are not welcomed anymore? I feel bad for her, I am going through the RC jail too, @janton delegated some SP to me and I am able to comment otherwise I was just done after 4 or 5 comments

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If I build up quickly enough, maybe I can help her.

RC Jail is real, and brutal; and is stomping on our newbies! The growth of Steem has stalled, any one surprised?

That was where I was too, until some online friends helped me! They had before @janton got there, or he would have helped, BUT, he knows I am after his pink chair; in the engagement league, ROFLOL!

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