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    200 Amp Residential Meter Mains W/ copper buss

    Greetings all does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes a 200 Amp Residential Meter Main with a copper buss?
    Comments based on 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted.

    #2
    GE, Siemens, Eaton...
    maybe I’m missing the question...

    MBE2040PV200BTS

    copy and put that in your search engine, it’s an Eaton.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Hv&Lv View Post
      GE, Siemens, Eaton...
      maybe I’m missing the question...

      MBE2040PV200BTS

      copy and put that in your search engine, it’s an Eaton.
      I am looking for a Meter with a Main breaker only with copper buss to feed an interior panel.
      I checked the Siemens 'Speedfax'.
      All Siemens meter mains are aluminum buss.
      SQ D catalog looked the same,
      Eaton catalog did not specify the buss type, but the one you linked to is a copper buss trailer panel.
      Ill look into those more.
      Comments based on 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted.

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        #4
        Originally posted by tortuga View Post

        I am looking for a Meter with a Main breaker only with copper buss to feed an interior panel.
        I checked the Siemens 'Speedfax'.
        All Siemens meter mains are aluminum buss.
        SQ D catalog looked the same,
        Eaton catalog did not specify the buss type, but the one you linked to is a copper buss trailer panel.
        Ill look into those more.
        Oh Ok! I knew I was missing something.

        Siemens MM0202B1200 200-Amp Meter Main Combination
        this one says copper buss.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Hv&Lv View Post

          Oh Ok! I knew I was missing something.

          Siemens MM0202B1200 200-Amp Meter Main Combination
          this one says copper buss.
          Thanks I found the specs here but I does not say what type of buss:
          https://w3.usa.siemens.com/powerdist...02-020-024.pdf

          Amazon does not say the buss type but it did let me know batteries are not required
          https://www.amazon.com/Siemens-MM020.../dp/B000UEJY2Q

          Edit: Amazon does say copper buss bar
          Thanks again
          Comments based on 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted.

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            #6
            We are pretty religious about using copper bussed panels where possible.

            A few years ago we noticed we weren't getting Siemens copper bussed 200A metermains anymore. I was told from our Siemens supply house they don't make them anymore.

            The only metermain I've found in our area that is copper bussed still is Eaton CH. So I tried one once for an overhead service, never again. Poor design on how the wiring enters the metering compartment and lands on the lugs. I don't like chasing 4/0 AL through meter jaws to get to the lugs at the bottom....

            Siemens=No
            Sq D=No
            Eaton CH=Yes
            GE=?

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              #7
              Originally posted by tortuga View Post
              All Siemens meter mains are aluminum buss.
              SQ D catalog looked the same,
              I was a little surprised about Square D, since their QO load centers have a copper bus, but some searching on their website confirmed that on what they call Combination Service Entrance Devices, the bussing between the meter base and the main disconnect is aluminum. See:

              https://www.schneider-electric.us/en...nt&id=FA112478

              Cheers,
              Wayne

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                #8
                Why must it be copper?

                If you find one there is good chance it is tin plated copper.
                I live for today, I'm just a day behind.

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