How do you cover an unused electrical meter socket?
The electric company can provide a cover or if you want to avoid them, a circle
cut from thin plastic should work.
You can pick one of there cover plates up from an electrical supply wholesaler. Just ask for a blank meter base cover plate.
In order to be billed for electricity, you have to have a flow of current. your electric meter is not unlike your water meter in this regard, it measures flow rate through it. An outlet that is not plugged in to anything that is on, or an empty socket that normally holds a bulb will not pass current. That means they are technically off. All a switch does is open an electrical circuit. To close…
Not in North America. The electrical meter has to be in plain sight and accessible on the side of a home for the meter reader to access it. In commercial installations it can be in an electrical room but the key has to be accessible to the meter reader. This is usually done with a key lock box that is installed close to the door of the electrical room of which the meter reader has…