[PLUG-TALK] Smart power meters

Denis Heidtmann denis.heidtmann at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 10:53:38 PDT 2013

For the meter on my house, the RF power output is 30.6 dbm (1.15W).  Does
this surprise anybody here?


On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Russell Senior
<russell at personaltelco.net>wrote:

> >>>>> "Denis" == Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtmann at gmail.com> writes:
> Denis> [...] Making a measurement around a smart meter does not cover
> Denis> the worst case.  It seems that the systems use some (2-5%)
> Denis> meters as collection points for data from neighbors.  Getting
> Denis> the power company to say what is the worst-case duty cycle and
> Denis> power level has been nearly impossible.  Why is that?  But my
> Denis> original reaction to the hub-bub about smart meters was to
> Denis> classify it as "neurotic nonsense".  -Denis
> If you can get an FCC ID for one of the devices, you can look up the
> engineering report on its emissions.  They are a public record and can
> be looked up on the FCC's website. But realistically, you need the FCC
> ID, which will be printed somewhere on the device.
> --
> Russell Senior, President
> russell at personaltelco.net
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