Should our prepay E7 meter...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
have changed for BST?

I looked this morning and it hasn't, which I'm guessing means that the internal time switch is offset by 1 hour, and I will have to change all my timers for tumble drier, washing machine, etc.

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  • Carrot007Carrot007 Forumite
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    Some do and some don't!

    Depends on the area and meter type as to what is most common.

    Not changing is common around here.
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    OK thanks. I'm guessing it won't then.

    I will change my timers to match.
  • Richie-from-the-BoroRichie-from-the-Boro Forumite
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    GMT / BST its quite normal and goes all the way back to the old regional electricity boards days the timings do vary across the country's regions. The newer [AMPY] style digital meters are remotely adjusted with a radio signal, they, are always on the correct time. You are not being charged extra by having the old clock, they just start and finish 30 minutes out.

    As Carrot007 said, don't concern yourself with it - its fine !
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    GMT / BST its quite normal and goes all the way back to the old regional electricity boards days the timings do vary across the country's regions. The newer [AMPY] style digital meters are remotely adjusted with a radio signal, they, are always on the correct time. You are not being charged extra by having the old clock, they just start and finish 30 minutes out.

    As Carrot007 said, don't concern yourself with it - its fine !
    It's a digital meter, fitted in 2008. It doesn't concern me, it's just a pain to have to change my timers to reflect the new 'hour shifted' off peak period.

    If I don't change my timers, the tumble drier, washing machine, and other appliances will start using peak power.
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