Due to different functions, usage scenarios, product materials, and sales channels of smart prepaid electricity meter, the price will also vary greatly. Dahua will give you a few examples to analyze the main factors affecting the price of smart prepaid meters.
- They are all smart meters, but their functions are different.
There are many types of smart prepaid meters, such as ic card meters, smart remote transmission meters, Internet of Things meters, TM meters, etc. Although these different meters can realize the prepayment function, there are big differences. For example, the current smart remote meter can realize the intelligent functions such as remote meter data and remote control of meter valves. This meter is different from ordinary meters. Prepaid meters must have a wide range of prices.
- The price of smart prepaid meters is different in different usage scenarios.
The meter body, battery compartment, and central processing part of the smart prepaid meter all need to be specially waterproofed, which is bound to increase the cost of the meter.
- With different product materials, the price of smart prepaid meters is also different.
Pure copper smart prepaid meters are based on mainstream product materials such as cast iron watches and pure copper watches. As long as you have basic common sense, you know that pure copper watches are definitely more expensive. Dahua tells you a material with a price between the two: nano-nylon material body. This material is environmentally friendly and pollution-free, and the price is relatively low. It may become the mainstream material for electric meters in the future.
- Different sales channels have different price points for smart prepaid meters.
The sales channels are actually factory direct sales, wholesaler direct sales or terminal retail. The cost of electricity meters is the same, but different business models of din rail meter will produce different terminal prices.