How do you read a prepayment electric meter?

To start, insert your gas card. The meter will read ‘Please wait…’, beep once, and then show how much credit is on the card. Take your card out and immediately press and hold A until you hear another beep. Press the red A button to scroll through the display screens.

What do the symbols mean on my smart meter?

What do the lights on my smart energy monitor mean? The illuminated button at the bottom of the monitor shows your electricity usage. Green is low, amber is medium and red is high. Blue is for gas only.

What does an electric meter display?

Like the mileage display on your car, your electric meter tells you how much power your home has used ever since the meter was set up. There are different types of meters, but they all measure electricity consumption in kilowatt-hours and display total power used.

Why is my prepaid meter showing red light?

It’s completely normal for there to be a flashing red light on your meter. In fact, the light shows that energy is being used – and sometimes it will flash faster if there is more energy being used.

How do I read my electric meter kwh?

If you have a meter with two white buttons to the right of the screen

  1. wait for the screen that shows numbers followed by KWH.
  2. write down the numbers from left to right.
  3. ignore any zeroes at the beginning and any numbers after the decimal point if there is one.

How do you read a digital electric meter?

The meter can be read from left to right, including all leading zeros. If a dial appears to be between numbers, record the lower number – except when the dial sits between 9 and 0, note down 9. If your meter has two readings marked with an L and H, please read both, left to right.

How do you read electric A and B buttons?

If your meter has A and B buttons under the screen press the A button again until you see ‘METER INDEX’ and numbers followed by ‘M3’ write down the number from left to right. ignore any zeroes at the beginning and any numbers after the decimal point.

How do I read my old electric meter UK?

To read correctly:

  1. Read the dials from left to right.
  2. If the pointer is between two numbers, always take the lower number.
  3. If the pointer falls between 9 and 0, write down 9.
  4. Ignore red dials, ones marked ‘100 per rev’ and the largest dial.

How do you read a smart meter monitor?

To read the meter:

  1. press the middle button – it should say ‘R1’
  2. write down the number below ‘IMP’ from left to right – this is usually your night or ‘off-peak’ reading.
  3. press the middle button again – it should say ‘R2’
  4. write down the number below ‘IMP’ from left to right – this is usually your day or ‘peak’ reading.

How does a smart meter IHD work?

An In-Home Display (IHD) is a small electronic screen which shows your energy usage in kilowatt hours (kWh), pounds and pence. It talks wirelessly to your smart meters and updates every 30 minutes for gas and roughly every 10 seconds for electricity.