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mega electric usage at new house... doesn't seem right.

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by carl0s, 23 Nov 2020.

  1. carl0s

    carl0s

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    It does seem to be correct. The meter readings are correct. Also the tarriff comparison websites say I'm getting a good deal with this supplier (igloo)
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  3. conny

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    Your outside PIR lights could possibly be being triggered by wild animals passing by and breaking the beams.
    Thats one of the problems of living in the country, as I have found out.

    I think someone further up the post suggested clamping the Live feed to your CU and then switching each MCB off in turn to see if the meter drops.
    Have you tried this and, if so, what were the results? Once they are all off your meter should read zero. Obviously if it doesn't then something is amiss. The way to possibly track what it may be would be to put your clamp around the live of each individual circuit and see if one is somehow still live.
    Just had a thought. Do the feeds coming from your meter go direct to your CU or do they go to an isolator or Henley blocks before then going to your CU? If so are there any other leads coming from the isolator/Henleys which go off somewhere else? Test these with your clamp if there are.
     
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