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What is this black object on meter box?

Discussion in 'Electronics & Electrics' started by aushades, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. aushades

    aushades Member

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    Can anyone help me identify what is this round black object stuck on our electrical meter box? I've seen it before on other meter boxes, usually found where there are multiple dwellings on the same property...

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  2. mtma

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    I guess most likely someone that browses here knows for sure, but I would guess it's an antenna for remote meter reporting.

    For single meter systems they often just put normal appearance antennas, sometimes inside the boxes. Might seem ridiculous but apparently it still works most of the time.
     
  3. Mjollnir

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    New style 3G/4G antenna.

    For some areas with poor reception they will use bigger (conventional looking) antennas.
     
  4. clonex

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    fridge magnet? :D
     
  5. JSmithDTV

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    Maybe it's a mini black hole. o_O


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  6. Symon

    Symon Castigat ridendo mores

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    It's so the Illuminati can exert mind control over 5G. Wrap yourself in aluminium foil (not tin foil, that's no good) and get the pitchforks ready.
     
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  7. alch

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    Huawei already working on 6G.. so could be 6G
     
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    aushades

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    Ah, interesting to know. Thanks for replying!

    You were spot on!
     

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