HOW TO READ A METER
How to Read Badger's Recordall Water Meter Registers
The standard local or encoder (RTRŪ) register consists of a straight-reading
Odometer-type totalization display, 360° test circle with center sweep hand
and flow finder to detect leaks. Flow finders are color coded to define the unit
Red = Gallons, Blue = Cubic Feet, & Black = Cubic Meters.
The test circle is divided into tenths and hundredths, and it takes a complete
revolution of the sweep hand or pointer to indicate the first rolling digit at the
right-of the number wheel stack. The test circle is only used for testing
purposes. The test circle will vary depending on meter size.
On all registers there only six live number wheels; the rest of the numbers are
painted on the dial. Number wheel colors will be determined by the units of
measure (i.e. gallons, cubic feet, and cubic meters) and by test circle size.
The following will display the various test circles, meter sizes, units of
measure and the standard utility meter reading.
Utility & Billing Standards for Meter Reading
Unit of Measure Reading to the Nearest
Cubic Feet 100
Cubic Meters 10
All registers are designed with white and black
number wheels for readability. The white number
wheels correspond to the "typical" utility standard
10 Gallon Test Circle
Recordall Disc M25, M35, M40 & M70
Live Number Wheels
Maximum Meter Reading = 10 Million Gallons
Meter reading 1 Gallon = 2832600
to the nearest? 10 Gallons = 283260
100 Gallons = 28326 Utility
1,000 Gallons = 2832 Standard