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Free Electricity Monitor - Which Electric Provider ?
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darren72
Old 17-11-2008, 7:31 PM
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Default Free Electricity Monitor - Which Electric Provider ?

I remember seeing that some energy providers were offering free electric monitors, and now I cannot find which ones offered this.

Does anyone have any ideas ?

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Old 17-11-2008, 7:43 PM
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Eon do via their Energy Saver tariff (there is a discontinuation fee if you leave early).

I'm sure there's others.
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Old 18-11-2008, 7:12 AM
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Wouldn't it be better to buy one separately for circa 35, leaving you free to then sign up to the company/tariff that is cheapest for you?
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:31 AM
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>Wouldn't it be better to buy one separately for circa 35<

Loads of the plug-in units on Ebay for less than a tenner. I wouldn't choose my supplier based on this offer.

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>Wouldn't it be better to buy one separately for circa 35<

Loads of the plug-in units on Ebay for less than a tenner. I wouldn't choose my supplier based on this offer.
I think the OP means an electricity monitor which clamps onto the cables near your meter.
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:34 PM
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I think the OP means an electricity monitor which clamps onto the cables near your meter.

Agreed, hence my 'circa £35' comment. Get on the wrong tariff for your usage and you can easily overspend by £35 PER MONTH so my theory is it's not a great idea to choose your supplier/tariff based on a £35 'freebie' that has T&Cs attached to it if you leave...
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Old 18-11-2008, 12:38 PM
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I remember seeing that some energy providers were offering free electric monitors, and now I cannot find which ones offered this.

Does anyone have any ideas ?

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Old 19-11-2008, 1:45 PM
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I think the OP means an electricity monitor which clamps onto the cables near your meter.
We have a remote meter (its away in a cupboard), then the main cable comes into our flat. Would those meters still work if the sensor was fitted on the cable not nearby the meter itself?
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Old 21-11-2008, 10:19 PM
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We have a remote meter (its away in a cupboard), then the main cable comes into our flat. Would those meters still work if the sensor was fitted on the cable not nearby the meter itself?
Yeah, they still work... the one on better plan (Southern Electric, etc) has a little clamp that goes round one of the cables from your meter and into a little box. That box then sends a wireless signal to the display unit which you can plug in in just about any room in your property and see your energy usage. It also has a neat bar-graph feature which shows your average day/evening/night use. Hope that helps!
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Old 21-11-2008, 10:45 PM
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The Daily Mail/Owl/British Gas wireless energy monitors have started landing on people's mats - expect to see some real bargains on ebay shortly!
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The Daily Mail/Owl/British Gas wireless energy monitors have started landing on people's mats - expect to see some real bargains on ebay shortly!
ive been waiting for this - hopefully ebay prices will come down as no movement over the last month or so

Are the plug in ones available anywhere cheap still?
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...Are the plug in ones available anywhere cheap still?
Still available in many Lidl stores around here for 6.99

I think everyone who wanted one must have bought theirs from Aldi who beat Lidl to the offer. Aldi sold out very rapidly but Lidl can't seem to shift their stock of them.
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We have a remote meter (its away in a cupboard), then the main cable comes into our flat. Would those meters still work if the sensor was fitted on the cable not nearby the meter itself?
I borrowed one from my friend and placed the transmitter in the meter cupboard and put the unit in my flat and it didnt receive the signal :-(
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I borrowed one from my friend and placed the transmitter in the meter cupboard and put the unit in my flat and it didnt receive the signal :-(
You probably need to pair it
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Old 16-10-2009, 1:19 AM
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Hiya

Re your post, i ordered one from the british gas website for my mum (shes with scottish hydro), you dont need to be supplied by them. sorry dont have the link for it but im pretty sure i found in in the MSE forums page of: Freebies, no spend required.

My mum received hers within a week.

Hope this helps!!

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Old 16-10-2009, 1:42 PM
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It's really interesting to check out the kW for each of your household appliances. You may get some surprises.
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Old 16-10-2009, 2:32 PM
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Search the freebies boaord...I applied for a kit last week and just got it...from BG when i'm not their customer

Don't search it's here :-
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...html?t=1809675

The pack arrived today and just the standby part is worth having as it's a 5 socket extension too. The monitor is wireless and even comes with batteries which is nice

good luck

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E.on are giving away a FREE ENERGY MONITOR
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We got the EON Free Monitor - its quite eye opening what you use
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Old 24-07-2010, 1:24 PM
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Read the meter yourself people
Not everyone has their electricity meter sitting in their living room. Your meter could be outside, not easily accessable, locked in a cupboard where you have to ask someone for a key, people at a bus stop watching you read your meter, you cannot see it all the time, etc.

Whereas with the monitor you connect the transmitter to a mains cable next to your meter or even your consumer unit and have the monitor in an easily accessable place such as next to your computer. Or even in the lounge.

Then you can see at a glance how much electricity you are using and don't have to go downstairs to check if any lights have been left on when your wife goes to her bed.

I have a spare bedroom where my computer is, it used to be called the computer room, now it is THE COMMAND CENTER.

It is also more convenient to read compared to the electricity meter outside when it is raining. Who wants to go outside every 5 minutes to read their meter?

Also when I am in my bed during the night my electricity consumtion is 200 watts per hour. I even have a graph on my computer showing me that.

I also know what it is so do not need posters posting on here with suggestions on how it is too high and how to get it down.
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