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Old 04-03-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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Never had this problem with the simple electromechanical meters. The top wire on the utility pole touched the bottom wire.

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Hundreds of smart electricity meters exploded in California after a truck crashed into a utility pole and caused a power surge on Monday.
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Local residents interviewed by CBS described hearing a large pop at around 8:30am. One said it sounded like a car bomb, another noted it was strong enough to shake his house. Brad Abernathy told CBS: "The neighbor across the street, his meter doesn't look as bad but his receptacles are all blackened."
SPY FRY: Smart meters EXPLODE in Californian power surge
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:45 AM
 
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Never had this problem with the simple electromechanical meters.
The least of their worries is the meters, I have to wonder if the meter may have prevented damage inside the home.
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