Smart electric meters

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Joined Mar 22, 2024
RE Smart energy meters
I hope someone can help.
1 I have a smart electric meter that shows usage of zero (empty building). This figure then flicks to 1 and then back to zero. Is that normal for a digital meter ?
2 Can an installing engineer test that a meter is able to operate (ie able to receive a signal ) before installation or, after installation - but prior to handover (pre handover commissioning)?
I have had (not by choice) a smart meter fitted. I am told that it is unable to connect and that I need move my electric supply. Of note, telephone and wifi signals are received at that same position.
Thank you


Joined Aug 27, 2009
That flicker is normal for digital system readouts.
Yes, they can test it but most have a certificate of calibration/operation from the OEM.

Why do you ask?