Analysis Of The Structure And Working Principle Of Smart Meter​

The smart meter is the smart terminal of the smart grid. It is no longer an electric energy meter in the traditional sense. In addition to the basic electricity metering function of the traditional electric energy meter, the smart meter also has the following types in order to adapt to the use of smart grids and new energy. Smart features:

1. Two-way multi-rate metering function,

2. Client control function,

3. Bidirectional data communication function of various data transmission modes,

4. Anti-theft function

Smart meters represent the future development direction of intelligent terminals for end-users of energy-saving smart grids.



The traditional smart meter is that the user pays the fee to recharge the smart IC card and enters it into the meter, so that the meter can supply power. The new smart meter has now perfectly realized the online purchase of electricity, which is as simple as recharging a mobile phone. The electronic smart meter is a high-tech product developed in recent years on the basis of the electronic meter. Its composition and working principle are very different from the traditional inductive energy meter.


Working Principle Of Smart Energy Meter​

The electronic smart meter is mainly composed of electronic components. Its working principle is to first sample the user's power supply voltage and current in real time, and then use a dedicated energy meter integrated circuit to process the sampled voltage and current signals, and convert them into The pulse output proportional to the electric energy is finally processed and controlled by the single chip microcomputer, and the pulse is displayed as the power consumption and output.


Smart energy meters use shunts or current transformers to turn current signals into small signals that can be used for electronic measurement, and use voltage divider resistors or voltage transformers to turn voltage signals into small signals that can be used for electronic measurement, and then use special electric energy measurement. The chip converts the analog signal from the voltage transformer and the current transformer into a digital signal, and performs digital integral operation on it, and then outputs a pulse signal whose frequency is proportional to the electric energy. The pulse signal is sent to the microcomputer for processing and then displayed by liquid crystal.


Smart Energy Meter Structure:


1. Power module: Provide working power to the electric energy meter.


2. Metering module: It uses the sampling of voltage and current, and converts it into digital data (energy pulse) output of actual electrical energy through the metering chip.


3. Display module: used to display power and related data.


4. Communication module: A channel used to communicate with the host and transmit data.


5. Security module: to ensure the security of data transmission.


6. Clock module: Provide a real-time clock for the system as a basis for power freezing and tariff switching.


7. Storage module: used to store electric energy meter parameters, electricity, historical data, etc.


8. Power-on and power-off module: It is used to control the user to stop power transmission.


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Mother Company: Guangdong Super Telecom Co., Ltd. (Stock No. SH.603322)

Business Type: ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified Manufacturer

Main Products: Telecom SCADA; Energy Meter; RTU; Cabinet air conditioner; CRAC

Total Annual Revenue: US$ 14 Million-US$20 Million

Main Market: Asia, South America, Europe

Location: Chengdu, China (Panda’s homeland)

Year Established: 2010

R&D Achieves: 16 product patents; 6 software copyrights

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