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Smart Meters: Most have no built in surge protectors

Sedona AZ (February 2, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor:

Hey SedonaEye.com,

Rent: $980. Hydro cost: $798. Is this ‘smart’ insanity what utilities had in mind all along? Watch this poignant story of one young Ontario family’s heartbreaking struggles as they are forced to choose between heating and eating:

Premier Wynne ~ This Is My Story

As we know, this is unfortunately not an isolated situation. Hundreds of thousands of reports of extreme billing increases have been reported from around the world, after the ‘smart’ meter agenda gets deployed in a given region.

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Secondly, did you know that contrary to analog meters, with most ‘smart’ meters there are NO BUILT IN SURGE PROTECTORS? And the results? Millions of dollars in damage from fires, explosions and power outages which should have never happened.

Smart meter fire while in service

Just last week, between 500 and 1000 homes were damaged or otherwise affected by a power surge. Damages that DO NOT HAPPEN WITH ANALOG METERS.

Get Brian Thiesen’s full story and analysis, here:

And as always, please feel free to share and encourage others to get signed up for this list (via our website).

Josh del Sol
Take Back Your Power
Woodinville, WA 98072

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  1. Smart Meters: Most have no built in surge protectors | Smart Meter News says:

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  2. Dan Evering says:

    no idea>will check & share

  3. Sandy & Sofia Richardson family says:

    We Chandler snowbirds from Wisconsin readers since 2012, ages ago we agree, LOVE Sedona’s beautiful and peaceful red rocks and plan a weekend staying at our favorite resort Enchantment in 2018 after daughter graduates from UCDavis on our way to Chamdler. We’ll bring this article to family and friends attention, the issue is nationwide. Thanks for the many ways you keep Sedona news coming our way, we enjoy the columns and commentary, interesting and vibrant, with smart meter issues important as your Warren Woodward points out, a health and safety endeavor of great magnitude. Good coverage we don’t see at home.

  4. Josh del Sol says:

    Hey SedonaEye.com,

    I’ve been meaning to catch you up on some big developments (scroll below). Top story:

    Former WHO staffer Olga Sheean has done it again. Her new report calling out the WHO has already reached the UN, industry, elected reps and media.

    The scientific evidence is overwhelming. But Big Telecom has the WHO firmly in its grip. And this must now change.

    Read and share Olga’s powerful and eloquent call for accountability and common sense:

    WHO: Setting the Standard for a Wireless World of Harm

    From my heart to yours.
    video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=TCcTJjLFDE8

    You’ll want to share this one will your elected officials. They are mandated to protect human health – and are liable if they don’t.

  5. Josh, 5G Call to Action TODAY says:

    “5G” Call to Action:

    Forwarding this on behalf of “5G” action leaders. We encourage your comment to include a stern warning of liability & accountability for those involved:

    The FCC approved 5G in July 2016, but local zoning regulations are slowing down the process and local fees are driving up the costs! So the wireless industry is lobbying to pre-empt local zoning regulations. Small cell infrastructure, needed for 5G, has to go down every residential street in America and they want to use the public and utility rights of way on your property.

    Please help stop them by making your comment by March 8, 2017 on FCC Docket 16-421 “Streamlining Deployment of Small Cell Infrastructure”. We must retain local control over our residential neighborhoods.

    How to Comment:

    Go to this webpage – https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/filings?limit=25&offset=0&proceedings_name=16-421&sort=date_disseminated,DESC

    On the left hand side you will see under “Filters” a grey box – Docket 16-421. At the bottom of that grey box you will see in blue “+New Filing/+Express”.  If you wish to submit documents. Click on “+New Filing”. If you wish to just make a short comment, click on +Express.

    A new window will open for you to place your name, address, etc as well as your comments or files. (Make sure you hit the “enter” key on your keyboard after you fill in each field).

    Check the box for e-mail confirmation. When you are finished click “Continue to review screen”.

    Review you comment and then hit “Submit”.

    Please note that your comment will not post instantaneously, it takes a day or two depending on volume.

    Josh del Sol
    Take Back Your Power

  6. Grant Imsande says:

    I saw your article concerning smart meter replacements.  The new meters are Landis and Gyr.  California is finding Landis and Gyr meters that massively overbill due to misreading assI coated with various in house electronics including dimmers coupled with LED lights.  A study from Australia(?) found that a high percentage of smart meters from various manufacturers overbill by up to 583% under some conditions.  This overbilling is apparently tied to a specific technology employed by the of offending meters.

    So are our new meters bad?


    Grant Imsande

  7. Warren says:

    I have read several articles about the recent study that found high percentages of over-billing. Here’s one such article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170303180139.htm

    The study was performed in the Netherlands. While 9 different meters were tested, I don’t recall reading anything specifically about Landis & Gyr meters.

    From the article linked above:

    In the experiments (which were entirely reproducible), five of the nine meters gave readings that were much higher than the actual amount of power consumed. Indeed, in some setups, these were up to 582 percent higher. Conversely, two of the meters gave readings that were 30 percent lower than the actual amount of power consumed.

  8. Josh del Sol says:

    Hey SedonaEye.com,

    Just tonight, Collective Evolution released a new video on the ‘smart’ meter fire situation, and it’s going viral.

    In addition to Brian Thiesen, the video features Kevin Zeller, who was shocked to find out his utility was saying he’s responsible for $5,000 in damages caused by his ‘smart’ meter catching fire. Their defective tech just about burns down Kevin’s house, and he’s forced to pay!

    And as we know, Kevin isn’t alone…

    Watch & share the video here » http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=WPi0zmHfzo24ZKGuzO2pi2eNrbEWTFT3

  9. Dedicated servers says:

    Many other utilities use pole mounted routers and repeaters, and have no need for Gatekeepers or the cellular system. One explanation for the “upgrade” not given by APS but obvious to me is that the new Landis Gyr smart meters have an additional microwave radio transceiver, something the Elsters did not have.

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