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    Either the meter has been incorrectly installed (IN/Out Swapped, or Neutral swapped), or the meter is faulty.
    Either way get an electrician in to inspect.
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    Agree with Justloadit - Report the fault to municipality as a faulty meter assuming that you do not have an inverter installed in our unit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justloadit View Post
    Either the meter has been incorrectly installed (IN/Out Swapped, or Neutral swapped), or the meter is faulty.
    Either way get an electrician in to inspect.
    Just as a matter of interest, it does not matter how the neutral line and load is connected on a meter. The neutral line and load on the meter is a dead short.
    The only reason a meter needs a neutral is for it's electronics to work. All domestic meters only have a single pole contactor that breaks the live only.

    Just for interest sake.

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    The live, load and neutral on the meter is connected correctly, also the municipality has come and changed the meter. However they did take the load line from my meter and put it into the meter next door and it also tripped that meter

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    Quote Originally Posted by yash View Post
    The live, load and neutral on the meter is connected correctly, also the municipality has come and changed the meter. However they did take the load line from my meter and put it into the meter next door and it also tripped that meter
    Do you have an inverter or Solar on the installation ?

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    May sound dumb but is there a circuit breaker that is wired to feeding the busbar as well so that it then wants to supply the grid when no load and trips the Meter ?

    Once more a few beers and trying to be creative with this problem haha.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylboy View Post
    May sound dumb but is there a circuit breaker that is wired to feeding the busbar as well so that it then wants to supply the grid when no load and trips the Meter ?

    Once more a few beers and trying to be creative with this problem haha.



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    How many beers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derlyn View Post
    How many beers ?
    Hahaha it ended up being quite a lot hahahaha. Forgot I even posted. Thought it made sense in my head but It does not now hahaha.

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