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Meter Barcodes

Below is the key to the AEP barcode system that has become a standard for the industry. The related barcode spreadsheet is available as a reference.

An AEP Barcode consists of 17 characters.

Key Description
1 and 2 Used to indicate the Test Setup.
AEP uses automated meter testing boards that use these 2 digits to correctly set the voltage, current and form factor during a meter test. Refer to spreadsheet
3 Indicates the Manufacturer Name.
Refer to spreadsheet.
4-12 These 9 digits are the manufacturer's serial number for the device.
Pad with leading zeros if less than 9 digits are supplied.
13-17 (Utility Specified) These five digits are used in AEP as follows:
13-14 Generally indicate the capabilities of the meter (such as Time of Use, Load Profile Recording, Reactive power measurement, KWh, Demand, etc)
15 Generally indicates the form factor
(Socket, A base, K base, etc)
16 Generally indicates the voltage range
17 Generally indicates the current range
This last group of digits is under constant revision to keep up with the expanding functionality of modern meters.

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