Metering

Meter Mains Compliant with NEC 2020

As NEC 2020 starts to be adopted across the country, single- and two-position residential meter sockets will need an emergency disconnect. Milbank offers multiple meter mains that can serve as the right solution for your project. Several meter mains with load centers are shown here that meet NEC 2020 sections 230.62 enclosed or guarded service equipment requirement and 230.85 emergency disconnect requirement.

If you’re looking for a product or have questions, contact your local rep or Milbank technical support. Be sure to check with your local utilities for Milbank meter mains approved in your area.

Below are different meter mains that Milbank offers including those with load centers, those without load centers and two-position meter mains.

Meter Mains with Load Centers

Features for the examples shown:

  • 100-200 Amps
  • Extra branch circuits
  • Lever, horn and no bypass options
  • Ringless and ring type 
  • Feed-through lugs
  • Interlock kits available for generator backup power
    • K5815, K5820, K5830 for different breaker size needs
  • Overhead/underground entry and exit
  • G90 galvanized steel with powder coat finish
  • Single phase
  • NEMA 3R enclosure
  • UL listed
  • Manufactured in the USA
This rendering shows the interior of a single position U6281 with lever bypass.

U6281

*Available in ring type

Meter Mains without Load Centers

Features for the examples shown:

  • 100-200 Amps
  • Horn, lever and no bypass options
  • Ringless and ring type
  • Feed-through lugs
  • Overhead/underground entry and exit on U5844; overhead only on U5842
  • G90 galvanized steel with powder coat finish
  • Single phase
  • NEMA 3R enclosure
  • UL listed
  • Manufactured in the USA
A rendering of the interior of a U5844 meter main.

U5844*

A rendering of the interior of a U5842 meter main.

U5842*

*Available in ring type

A rendering of a U5882, a two-position meter main with center wireway.

U5882

Two-position Meter Mains

  • 100-200 Amps
  • Horn, lever and no bypass options
  • Ringless and ring type
  • Overhead/underground entry and exit
  • G90 galvanized steel with powder coat finish
  • Single phase
  • NEMA 3R enclosure
  • UL listed
  • Manufactured in the USA

Addressing Specific Sections of NEC 2020

The products on this page have been approved to meet NEC 2020 compliance in some areas. Below are examples of some of the changes that were made to meet compliance. To learn about specific solutions for your region, contact your local Milbank representative. Local authorities approve installations and determine if products are NEC 2020 compliant based on local regulations and interpretations. Always check with local inspectors and utilities to ensure a product is approved in your area.

A rendering of the U5168 meter main with a close up on bushing provided to make the product finger safe.
Insulator compliant with NEC 230.62

Example of insulator available on the 200 Amps U5168 product line, insulators on other meter mains could be different.

A rendering of the U5882 meter main with a close up on the aluminum bus that offers protection from live parts.
Aluminum bus compliant with NEC 230.62

Example of aluminum bus available on some Milbank products.

A drawing of the exterior of a meter main with a close up on the service disconnect label that fits NEC 2020 rules.
Label compliant with NEC 230.85