Tag Archives: PLC

New report: Fire and electrical hazards of Smart Meters and digital utility meters

Smart Meters and other digital utility meters are electronic devices which vary considerably from traditional analog electromechanical meters. Differences in design and function, including basic design flaws ignoring National Electrical Code rules, create an enormous fire and electrical hazard in … Continue reading

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TWACS Smart Meter problems for health and safety

Excellent informative article on this type of Smart Meter. From EI Wellspring The TWACS smart meters communicate with the utility by adding low frequency signals to the electrical lines. Some utilities promote such power line carrier (PLC) systems as a positive … Continue reading

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Power line carrier (PLC) Smart Meters and their frequencies

From EI Wellspring Power line communication (PLC) transmits by injecting signals onto household wiring and the electrical power lines.  PLC is used for computer networks, wired smart meters and other purposes.  There are many types of PLC systems, operating at … Continue reading

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Warning: TWACS — the worst Smart Meter?

From EI Wellspring TWACS smart meters problematic to public health and safety PDF: http://www.eiwellspring.org/smartmeter/TWACS.pdf The TWACS smart meters communicate with the utility by adding low frequency signals to the electrical lines. Some utilities promote such power line carrier (PLC) systems as a … Continue reading

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FCC finds power line communication (PLC) can reach or exceed radiation limits

It was apparently a surprise to the FCC engineers that the power lines themselves act as significant antennas for the BPL signals. They seem to have expected that the main source of radiation would be the equipment (coupler), but they … Continue reading

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Report ranks electricity meters for risk to health, privacy, cybersecurity

From Electromagnetic Health.org, March 16, 2015 This March 15, 2015 report ranking electricity meters on their risk to health, privacy and cyber security is from Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. Dr. Powell is a retired career U.S. Government scientist who holds a … Continue reading

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Angry Colorado residents demand answers from utility company

The “AMR” meters (“turtles”) mentioned in the story are actually power-line carrier Smart Meters (PLC). There is very little difference between PLC and wireless Smart Meters. Instead of the signal being sent wirelessly, it travels along the electrical lines at least … Continue reading

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