NEMSA MD gives reason why meters in Nigeria reject low voltage

The Managing Director, Nigeria Electricity Management Service (NEMSA), Engr. Peter Ewesor Thursday explained why some electricity meters were rejecting low voltage.

Ewesor, who is the Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation, said that the meters were programmed to reject low current in order to avoid damage to the appliances the current was supposed to power. Speaking on Service and Safety Half Hour on Radio Nigeria, he noted that such meters were functioning in accordance with their programming.

He described the measure as a safety device that the manufacturers adopted to secure the lives and property of the public. This was in a response to a caller who asked what could be responsible for his power outage whenever there was low voltage. Ewesor also warned power consumers not to tamper with their meters when they reject low voltage.

Source: The Nation

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