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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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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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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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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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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 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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John 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? :-)


It would, but I was indicating how it is marked.


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