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single phase Watt hour meter



 
 
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Old August 15th 11, 11:33 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Just recently moved into this house and it has a single phase watt hour
meter, it is positioned just above the normal main switch box.
To be honest I dont know if I had similar in my previous house.
What is it? as in whats it for.
and
Every so often I see a red light flash on momentarily, what is that for?


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Old August 16th 11, 01:12 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 15/08/2011 23:33, SS wrote:
Just recently moved into this house and it has a single phase watt hour
meter, it is positioned just above the normal main switch box.
To be honest I dont know if I had similar in my previous house.
What is it? as in whats it for.
and
Every so often I see a red light flash on momentarily, what is that for?


Sounds rather like the electricity meter! You probably know what they
are for ;-)

There will usually be a indication of the flash significance printed on
it - say one flash every 100th kwh consumed. So basically the faster it
flashes the more its costing.


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Old August 16th 11, 06:26 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 15/08/2011 23:33, SS wrote:
Just recently moved into this house and it has a single phase watt hour
meter, it is positioned just above the normal main switch box.
To be honest I dont know if I had similar in my previous house.
What is it? as in whats it for.
and
Every so often I see a red light flash on momentarily, what is that for?


Sounds rather like the electricity meter! You probably know what they are
for ;-)

There will usually be a indication of the flash significance printed on
it - say one flash every 100th kwh consumed. So basically the faster it
flashes the more its costing.



Usually 1000th of a Kwh. Ie, it flashes once per watt hour.


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Old August 16th 11, 10:21 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 15/08/2011 23:33, SS wrote:
Just recently moved into this house and it has a single phase watt hour
meter, it is positioned just above the normal main switch box.
To be honest I dont know if I had similar in my previous house.
What is it? as in whats it for.
and
Every so often I see a red light flash on momentarily, what is that for?


Sounds rather like the electricity meter! You probably know what they are
for ;-)

There will usually be a indication of the flash significance printed on
it - say one flash every 100th kwh consumed. So basically the faster it
flashes the more its costing.



Usually 1000th of a Kwh. Ie, it flashes once per watt hour.


Thanks for replies, wasnt sure if the light was a warning light of some
kind.


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Old August 16th 11, 02:17 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default single phase Watt hour meter

On 16/08/2011 10:21, SS wrote:
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On 15/08/2011 23:33, SS wrote:
Just recently moved into this house and it has a single phase watt hour
meter, it is positioned just above the normal main switch box.
To be honest I dont know if I had similar in my previous house.
What is it? as in whats it for.
and
Every so often I see a red light flash on momentarily, what is that for?

Sounds rather like the electricity meter! You probably know what they are
for ;-)

There will usually be a indication of the flash significance printed on
it - say one flash every 100th kwh consumed. So basically the faster it
flashes the more its costing.



Usually 1000th of a Kwh. Ie, it flashes once per watt hour.


Thanks for replies, wasnt sure if the light was a warning light of some
kind.


Only that someone is dipping into your pocket on every flash ;-)

(just looked at mine - that is one flash per 1000th kwh as well)


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John.

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Old August 16th 11, 03:31 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default single phase Watt hour meter

John Rumm wrote:
Usually 1000th of a Kwh. Ie, it flashes once per watt hour.


Thanks for replies, wasnt sure if the light was a warning light of some
kind.


Only that someone is dipping into your pocket on every flash ;-)

(just looked at mine - that is one flash per 1000th kwh as well)

Wouldn't it be simpler to say 1 wh per flash? :-)

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