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Electricity Meters.  

 
 
 


 You can easily measure how many kilowatts (kWh) you use in a day, a week, or any other period, by reading your meter at the start and finish of the period. This can help to identify which appliances use the most electricity, calculate the effect of changes in lifestyle, such as having visitors in the home, and allows you to anticipate a larger or smaller bill before receiving it.

Clockface Meters

 

  • To read your meter, stand directly in front of the meter, start reading from left to right, obtaining one number from each clock face. When the hand is between two numbers, always write down the lesser of the two, not necessarily the closer. (The exception is when the hand is between 9 and 0, in which case you write down 9).

  • For example, the reading in the diagram below is 04508 (which is 4,508kWhs).


  • When the hand appears to be exactly on a number look at the dial to the right.
  • In the example below, if the hand has not passed 0, the number 5 has not actually been reached and so the reading is the lower number, which is 4. The total reading is therefore 04980 (which is 4,980kWhs).


EMS2100 Electronic Meter

 

  • When the Display button is pressed, the meter will automatically scroll through a series of up to 20 displays.
  • Each display will have a number on the left-hand side of the reading.
  • As the meter scrolls through each display, note down the readings for the following display numbers:
    03 Total kWh
    04 KWh usage, Peak
    06 KWh usage, Off-Peak
    07 KWh usage, Off-Peak Hot Water
  • For GD tariff display 03 is important as it measures the total usage (excluding off peak hot water).
  • For Y8, Y6 or YT, display 07 is the electric off peak hot water register.
  • For WINNER tariff (GH/GL), 04 will give you the peak usage, 06 gives off peak usage and 07 registers off peak electric hot water if applicable.
Boost
  • The Boost button can be used if there is a single element electric hot water service.
  • If the hot water service has run out of hot water, press the boost button once.
  • The unit will automatically switch itself off when boosting is complete.
 This boosting will take place at the peak rate. If on WINNER tariff, boosting on weekends is at the off peak rates, and during the weekdays it will depend on the time of day boosting occurs.
 

EMS2600 Electronic Meter

 

Display
  • When the Display button is pressed, the meter will automatically scroll through a series of up to 20 displays.
  • Each display will have a number on the left-hand side of the reading.
  • As the meter scrolls through each display, note down the readings for the following display numbers:
    05 Total kWh
    06 KWh usage, Peak
    08 KWh usage, Off-Peak
    09 KWh usage, Off-Peak Hot Water\
  • For GD tariff display 03 is important as it measures the total usage (excluding off peak hot water).
  • For Y8, Y6 or YT, display 07 is the electric off peak hot water register.

For WINNER tariff (GH/GL), 04 will give you the peak usage, 06 gives off peak usage and 07 registers off peak electric hot

Boost

  • The Boost button can be used if there is a single element electric hot water service.

  • If the hot water service has run out of hot water, press the boost button once.

This boosting will take place at the peak rate. If on WINNER tariff, boosting on weekends is at the off peak rates, and during the weekdays it will depend on the time of day boosting occurs.

Digital Meters

 

To obtain a reading from your digital meter, simply read the digits from left to right.

Type 5 Electricity Meters

You may have noticed your electricity meter looks a little different. And the way it works is a little different too. It’s called a Type 5 Meter, or ‘Interval Meter’ because it records your electricity consumption (in kWh) every 30 minutes and then stores that information electronically until it’s read.

 

 
 

Reading your meter.

With traditional meters, your consumption was calculated by subtracting the previous meter reading from the current one to show how much electricity you have used. This subtractive method gives you the figure for the billing period. Now, when your Interval Meter is read, the recorded intervals provide us with a total consumption figure for that billing period. After being read your meter is then reset and starts adding up from zero again. It’s just a small change in calculation methods.