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    • thisusernameistaken
    • By thisusernameistaken 18th Mar 17, 9:01 AM
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    Power meter question
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    • 18th Mar 17, 9:01 AM
    Power meter question 18th Mar 17 at 9:01 AM
    Hi, not sure if it's a silly question or not but. If I press the power meter button to look at the time is that costing me extra money on my electric meter? It's a prepaid meter I have
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    • spiro
    • By spiro 18th Mar 17, 9:41 AM
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    The power to operate meters comes from before the measurement point.
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    • House Martin
    • By House Martin 18th Mar 17, 10:32 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:32 AM
    But is the clock correct ?. As a meter reader , i have no faith in the accuracy of digital clocks on meters. Many have drifted well out of time and when the hour go`s forward at the end of the month the digital clock stays the same so is always at least an hour out in the summer months until it go`s back again in the Autumn.
    Last edited by House Martin; 18-03-2017 at 2:38 PM.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 18th Mar 17, 10:51 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:51 AM
    Hi,

    But is the clock correct ?. As a meter reader , i have no faith in the accuracy of digital clocks on meters. Many have drifted well out of time and when the hour go`s forward at the end of the month it stays the same so is always at least an hour ou.t
    Originally posted by House Martin
    it's not always an hour out, should be correct half the year, 5 or 7 months of the year, even a stopped clock is correct twice a day.
    Last edited by frugalmacdugal; 18-03-2017 at 11:04 AM.
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    • SpotlandRules
    • By SpotlandRules 18th Mar 17, 10:56 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:56 AM
    Hi,



    it's not always an hour out, should be correct half the year, even a stopped clock is correct twice a day.
    Originally posted by frugalmacdugal
    Not half of the year. GMT is for 5 months of the year, BST is for 7 months.
    • thisusernameistaken
    • By thisusernameistaken 18th Mar 17, 7:31 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 7:31 PM
    So that was a yes?
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 18th Mar 17, 7:51 PM
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    It's actually a no - it wont be costing you money.

    Why people cant just answer the question that's been asked and feel the need to confuse everyone with spurious comments defeats me. Trying to be clever just confuses people.
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    • House Martin
    • By House Martin 18th Mar 17, 10:28 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:28 PM
    It's actually a no - it wont be costing you money.

    Why people cant just answer the question that's been asked and feel the need to confuse everyone with spurious comments defeats me. Trying to be clever just confuses people.
    Originally posted by matelodave
    Your reply was also "spurious " as Spiro said the same thing in reply to the first post, so why repeat it ? I pointed out that the time was nt accurate as the OP said he wanted to look at the time..
    Last edited by House Martin; 18-03-2017 at 10:30 PM.
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