electric meter faults

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  1. nor

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    can anybody tell me if it is normal for an electric meter to run on after the consumer unit is switched off, (domestic).Manweb say this is normal and a check meter they fitted has confirmed (they say) that my own meter is OK. my meter still turns for at least 40 minutes after consumer unit is switched off.
     
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    in this 40 minutes, how much electricity is recorded by the meter?
     
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    no way something must be wrong have you only got one consumerunit connected
     
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    What is a segment, and what does it cost?

    (use the "reply" [​IMG] button)
     
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    meter disc is divide into segments or lines which can be seen when rotating. no idea how much power is being used but probably very little
     
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    3 or 4 segments is probably 0.0000001 pence, if that. Look at your meter, it will say "__ turns per kwh". This refers to the number of times that disc spins right round before one KWh is consumed. One KWh costs about 9 pence.

    Mine says 200r/Kwh, down next to the meter's serial number.
     
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    just read post again, 40 minutes! you watched it for 40 minutes and it move 5mm. wasn't there any paint drying somewhere
     

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