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Introduction Unwinding counters - myths and reality

The goal of this article series is by no means the desire to train you to rewind counters. Even rather the opposite, I would like to warn against this if possible. If you read this article, then you already have a computer, and most likely not the worst. And I'm sure that everyone can pay ten bucks for electricity.
For some reason, drinking or losing half the salary is normal, but there is no way to pay for electricity. And people with manic persistence are gaining the words "rewind, rewind electric meter" and the like. And if there is a demand, there is a supply. And there were sites telling a terrible military secret .

The layout of these sites is usually the same. First, "free methods" are published with tips like "hammer a nail into the meter and it will stop spinning." Most of them, as a rule, can bring nothing but troubles, but in fairness it must be said that they come across quite elegant. Working methods relate only to obsolete induction meters. And if the matter concerned only this, I would not even take up this cycle. The natural introduction of modern electronic meters and residual current devices (RCDs) would solve the problem in a natural way.
But these guys don't stop there. They say: "Send us 10, 20, (I’ve seen even 500 !!! !!!) dollars and we will send you the most reliable way that will make everything spin that can spin, in extreme cases it will stop it. Or this option - send ... bucks and we will send you a way that without any change in the circuit will take into account half the energy. "
And it doesn’t matter whether it’s an electronic meter or not an electronic one.
All this is nonsense. An analysis of the most popular and walking methods on the Internet will be given below. I tried to systematize all the methods, and with a certain strain of thought you will be able to analyze the new ones. And if you send me 1 (one) dollar, I will tell you why they do not work :) )
The presentation is structured as follows - first, theoretical aspects of electricity metering and the arrangement of electric energy meters are described. And then, based on these calculations, an analysis of existing methods is carried out. After reading this cycle, I think you will understand that what works has long been published on the network for a long time, and paid methods for the most part do not work. Or they work only with a certain model (usually outdated) under very specific conditions.
I immediately warn that there will be no specific numbers and recommendations in the schemes - this is rubbish on the network and so full of whoever needs it - they will look for it themselves.