Hacking Digital Electric Meter

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  1. rempit

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    I'm starting a Hacking digital electric meter thread.

    This thread is very direct, to save money, so that we need not pay the monthly electric bills ever again!

    So, how do we hack a digital electric meter, any ideas?

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  2. Fantasma

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    It sounds a bit crazy, how do you start a " Hacking digital electric meter thread " without having an idea?
    I think you should ask for " How can we hack a digital electric meter "?
     
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  3. Mr. Penguin

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    Wire it so that you use the lower Tariff 24hrs a day. In Australia, electricity is cheaper by up to 6x if you use power during the off peak :)
     
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  4. Crackerz Wave

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    isnt this dangerous? u will be caught
     
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    Ok, I share my idea, my idea is to connect directly to the cable (to the part before the meter), I will hide the connection / joint part nicely.

    Of course my idea is not a good idea, that is why I want to start a thread to discuss ..
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    Really?

    6x compare to which country?
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    I want to hack the Ășncaughtable' way, a non-dangerous way.

    Do you know how to do it?
     
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    it is normally charged every 3 months, anything from $400 AU - $650 AU = 1313.66 MYR - 1970.49 MYR
     
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    Ok I see, thanks for the info.

    I want to learn the hacking method, so that I can control the electric bill to a certain amount...Geek
     
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    Years ago when i was in my first home and could barley pay rent i would record meter numbers at beginning of month and at night turn meter upside down so it would run backwards. I did good for about 7 months then utility company installed a new meter with new lock that i couldnt get into without them noticing. We still dont have digital here yet and you can use strong magnets to " slow" down the wheels but make sure you remove them during the day or youll be caught. Also you can order security bits that will allow u to remove glass and calibrate to slow down the wheels with little chance of being caught if they dont have lock rings around them.
     
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    I did that too some time ago (to the old non-digital meter).;) The old meter is controlled by an aluminium DISC/Wheel, hacking method was easy...>>slowing down the wheel.<<

    Recently the electric company installed the new digital electric meter, there are no more DISC/Wheel inside, therefore I want to figure out a new method to hack it.
     
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    Rempit,
    Ask around in your area, I'm sure someone is willing to do it for you for a fee. As far as I know, they change/reset the tiny chipset in the digital meter according to your request. As of how they do it I'm not too sure. Example, if you pay RM300 a month and you wanna pay only less than RM100, they will set the digital meter to run only 30% against your actual consumption. For the fees, I heard they charge RM800-1200.
     
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    This video will show you what you'll need to know to hack a digital electric meter. You'll need 2 magnets, one much bigger than the other, an AC adaptor that you'll cut into pieces, or some speaker wire, distilled water, electrical tape, a knife, some plascic wrap, and a plastic cup. Remember, this is illegal, and shown only for educational purposes.

     
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    No reason for double posting, you can edit your own post instead make double post/quote yourself...
     
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    Yes, there are peoples doing this for living, they can make quite some money out of this...and they usually advertise their service through taxi drivers.

    Taxi drivers act as agent, earning 20% commission for each completed project.
     
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    rempit this is quite the popular thread :D over 1,000 views. Nice work :D

    Does the government and/or power company get involved when someone gets caught?
     
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    Those who get caught will be fine and being monitor from time to time. Usually the electric company will eye on those big guns such as industrial companies. Normal residential houses will be check at random.
     
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    Here it is considered as Federal Crime, people who are caught doing this,have to pay a penalty around of $20,000 pesos (USD $1500 - $1600)
    or up to 3 years in jail...
     
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  19. Crackerz Wave

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    i love it, hahahaha
     
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  20. rempit

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    Nobody gets caught here, this is an Educational Thread. :)
     
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