Key Electrical Terms to Know


We at Electro Industries/Gauge Tech would like to share some electrical jargon that may come in handy.


Here is a list of frequently used words or verbiage you may run into on our site or speaking with us.

  • Revenue Grade Meters are power production meters, they measure to +/- 2% accuracy per the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) rule C12.1-2008. RGMs  remain accurate regardless of electrical or environmental conditions. They come in local models that are read at the site by a human being and remote models that transmit usage data to be read elsewhere.
  • Advanced Telemetry the transmission for monitoring of your electrical data to a central location.
  • The Smart Grid is a network of electricity saving devices.
  • Power Quality is a steady supply of voltage delivered at a rate within acceptable ranges.


  • Current is electrons following a wire. The uninteruppted flow of those electrons is continuity. The appliances and gadgets those electrons are enroute to is the load.
  • Wire and line are synonyms, some sort of electrical conduit. Other wiring terms include:\
    • Live or hot wire-carries voltage from the electrical source to the load.
    • Neutral wire-carries voltage free current from the load back to the source.
    • Circuit-the path electricity follows from the source and back again.
  • Electricity flows to what it is powering at a rate measured in Amperes or simply AmpsOhms gauge resistance and conductivity. More Ohms means more resistance fewer Ohms less resistance.
  • The term for the amount of energy used is wattage or power. Wattage equals voltage x amps.
  • Voltage is the pressure that drives electrons through a wire.

Thank you for taking the time to read this entry. If we can be of any service please visit us at or call 866-928-7908

March 14, 2018

Quality is our Most Important Company Goal

Electro Industries believes that quality is our MOST IMPORTANT company goal. To achieve that goal, we provide a multipoint approach to quality. EIG uses advanced standards, from the purchasing of components to the final shipping of products, to insure that our instruments are free from defects when shipped and operate for many years in service. We provide factory tours and have been know to impress people quite often.

In-Process Environmental Testing and 100% Inspection

EIG meters utilize brand-name, industrial temperature components. They receive 100% component insertion inspection, automated computer controlled testing, temperature deviation-based accelerated life burn-in testing and extensive 2.5 KV dielectric testing. We strive to achieve low failure rates by using comprehensive quality-based design and manufacturing techniques. We test extensively so that users can be confident that when they receive and EIG meter, it is one of the best in the industry.

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