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nor

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:42 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:47 pm Reply with quote

in this 40 minutes, how much electricity is recorded by the meter?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:49 pm Reply with quote

no way something must be wrong have you only got one consumerunit connected
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:52 pm Reply with quote

JohnD wrote:
in this 40 minutes, how much electricity is recorded by the meter?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:53 pm Reply with quote

fireman22 wrote:
no way something must be wrong have you only got one consumerunit connected
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:56 pm Reply with quote

nor wrote:
meter moves very slowly and records about 3 or 4 segments


What is a segment, and what does it cost?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:05 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:39 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:37 pm Reply with quote

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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