Reading Domestic Electronic Meters

Reading a 24 Hour Electronic Meter

24 Hour Electronic Meter

If you are on an urban or rural 24 hour tariff you will have a 24 hour meter which may be electronic. These meters record your electricity usage on a single digital display.

How to take a reading

  • Read the figures on the front screen from left to right, include all the digits when reading

  • Meters may display an arrow ->, this is not a decimal point

Reading a Time of Day (Day & Night) Electronic Meter

Time of Day (Day & Night) Electronic Meter

On all ‘Time of Day’ (Day and Night) electronic meters there is a display button.

How to take a reading

Push the button to scroll through the information on the screen.

  • 2 will be visible to the left of the Day Reading

  • 1 will be visible to the left of the Night Reading

  • Read from left to right, include all of the digits when reading.

  • Meters may display an arrow ->, this is not a decimal point.

Reading an Elster A1140 Micro Generation (Import/Export) Meter

Micro Generation Meter Desktop

Elster A1140 Micro Generation (Import /Export)

If you have an import/export meter installed for Micro Generation the electronic meter will either have an auto scroll or press a blue or yellow button to get to the relevant screen.

 

How to take a reading

Push the button (or read auto scroll) to display the information in the table below.

 Screen No. Display 
 1 Default Display Total import kWh 24hr 
 2 Current Date 
 3 Current Time 
 4 Total import 24hr kWh 24hr/7 Day 
 5 Import Day kWh (Rate 2) 08:00 – 23:00 7 Day/Week 
 6 Import Night kWh (Rate 1) 23:00 – 08:00 7 Day/Week 
 7 Total Export 24hr kWh 24hr/7 Day 
 8 Export Weekday kWh (Rate 6) 08:00 – 21:00 Mon to Fri 
 9 Export Night & W/E kWh (Rate 5) 21:00 – 8:00 Mon to Fri & all Weekend 

 Table 1 - Screen number and description of meter display

Safety Tip: Please be careful when reading your meter, especially if it is up high or in an inaccessible place.