Tests conducted by Hydro-Québec and Medtronic, the world’s largest supplier of pacemakers, in conjunction with the Montreal Heart Institute, have confirmed that the RF emissions from next-generation meters do not interfere with the operation of pacemakers or ICDs.
In fact, no interference was observed when the Medtronic pacemakers and ICDs were placed as close as possible to next-generation meters manufactured by Landis+Gyr, Hydro-Québec’s main supplier, even though the meters had been intentionally modified to emit radiofrequencies at an abnormally high rate.
To be compliant with the method set out in Health Canada’s Safety Code for the Construction Industry 6, tests done ...
To transmit the recorded data, the new meters emit RF energy intermittently several times a day, for a few milliseconds ...
425 mW (milliwatts), or 0.425 W, which is equivalent to that of an LED holiday bulb.