New disconnect devices for prepay meters

Disconnect device - prepayment

BLP has developed two new disconnect solutions suitable for prepayment electricity and gas meters. Both devices use advanced magnet latching technology that delivers a compact package to give meter designers a high level of design flexibility.

The new S33S includes a shunt resistor incorporated into the terminal of the relay for current monitoring. This reduces the number of components within the meter and simplifies its production.

The new S48E ‘intrinsically safe’ gas valve from BLP typically consumes less than 5% of the meter battery life over a period of ten years. This is a significant advantage over other disconnect technologies, including motors, that typically lead to early field replacement of the battery pack at great cost to the utility.