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Question: Electric Meter
« on: September 28, 2009, 02:13:31 PM »
Right, so I've moved into my own home away from home and I look at the electric meter every so often, the paranoid analytical tosspot I am.

And before it would go at a slow but steady rate, let's say 25 bpm, for the sake of describing the movement. Now it's going at like - 50 bpm! I switched everything off, the TV, the DVD player, my laptop charger, the phone and the BT Hub (which I recently got this morning) and even the bloody kettle! So the only thing running is the clock on my cooker. And it was still zooming at 50 bpm!

And by the way I mean 50 bpm, as in a number pops one end, and at that tempo it's got from the other end.

Is it supposed to be like that? :o

EDIT: Is it to do with off-peak/peak times or something?
« Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 02:19:20 PM by Jonny »
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Re: Question: Electric Meter
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 02:29:27 PM »
:lol: - I remember doing that when I first took responsibility for bills... you're not alone... (just wait until it gets cold and the young lady you are interested in wants to turn the heating up... :lol:)

Did you turn the fridge off? Try that for a moment - when it's making its noises, it seems to use a scary amount of electrickery if you're judging by the speed the meter dial goes round...
« Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 02:31:02 PM by AndyR »
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Re: Question: Electric Meter
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 02:46:16 PM »
Phone the supplier and let them know.

EDIT:  It would be worth getting the MPAN number off the meter.  I can't remeber if it's 11 or 13 digits long.  That's your meters identification code.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 03:10:32 PM by ToneMonkey »
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