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RichardP Superconductor
02-05-2024

Re: Do I have to use a Digital Meter?

In short, no. The "benefits" are all one way. It lets the retailer do away with meter readers, the energy supplier can monitor useage in real time which will aid them in load shedding. It also gives the supplier the ability to isolate individual properties or specific areas if they want to. The supplier can also isolate solar arrays if they want to reduce input into their grid and if electrical appliances, such as air conditioners, are fitted with the correct hardware they will also be able to t ...
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RichardP Superconductor
11-02-2024

Re: How do I read new Landis+Gyr 355 smart meter ?

You won't find any resolved queries anywhere about these meters, every attempt made, whether to Intellihub (who provide and install the meters, AGL (who are responsible for them once installed) or SA Power Networks ends with the same result - nothing! The only information about using them is on here and is what people have managed to work out for themselves (or in my case I logged a fault and the tech who came out grudgingly provided some information). I was going to complain to the ombudsman bu ...
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RichardP Superconductor
11-02-2024

Re: How do I read new Landis Gyr 355 smart meter ?

I can confirm that when the boost function is switched on it turns off after 1 hour. As to what rate you're charged, I'm guessing it will be at whatever the rate is at the time you switch it on? In the "old days" the boost rate was still at the off-peak rate but I wouldn't like to assume it still is.
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RichardP Superconductor
10-02-2024

Re: How do I read new Landis Gyr 355 smart meter ?

AGH, to operate the boost function hold the green button in for approx. 3 secs, you should hear a loud click when a relay operates to start the heating. Hold it again for approx. 3 secs and it will click again to turn off. I just tried it and noticed that on the bottom row of the display, about 1/2 way in, is a capital L, when I turned on boost this started flashing then stopped when I turned off the boost. I'm guessing they're connected but, of course, don't know what the L stands for.Having sa ...
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