|How do Card Meters Work?|
Card-operated Electricity Meters
How does the Card Meter work?
Why not use Pound Coin Meters
Coin Meters are very old and are now virtually obsolete. Pound Coin meter users should now be thinking about alternatives. We have been supplying coin meters for 25 years and we now have to accept the end is in sight. We can still give excellent part-exchange deals if you want to change your coin meters for card meters. Call us...or link here. Card meters however are modern, electronic, very reliable and convenient. No more meter break-ins, Cash box emptying or releasing damaged coins! (or ugly meters...let's face it!)
are the cards?
It is not in our interest or our customers interest to supply cards directly or indirectly to tenants. We will inform the Landlord of any attempts to purchase cards.
Will other peoples cards work in my meters?
Where can I buy the cards?
How do I set the 'price per unit' ?
What are the issues regarding reconditioned meters?
You have the added advantage of a two year warranty as opposed to the manufacturers 6 month warranty!
You have the further advantage of our advance replacement policy.
These meters are Ofgem approved and are tested prior to despatch.
This is still, by far, the best way of buying card meters for secondary (sub-metering) purposes!
Power Supply Rated Voltage 220 - 240v ( UK and EU)
Influence of Supply Voltage The Unit complies with IEC: section 4.4.2. Operation over the voltage range complies with IEC 1036: section 188.8.131.52. with permissible error as given in IEC 1036 table 14. For voltage dips and short interruptions the unit complies with IEC 1036: section 184.108.40.206 and tested according to iec 1036: SECTION 220.127.116.11
Current Range: 20 to 100A standard.
Frequency: 50Hz Standard
Power Burden: Less than 2VA
Accuracy: Class 2.0
Temperature Range Operating range: -10C to 45C
Limit Range of Operation -20C to 55C
Dimensions Height 172mm Width:126mm Depth: 90mm
Trouble Shooting PP3 Card Meter
I keep getting the message " Card Error"
You are trying to use the wrong card. Always buy your cards from the same source as your meters. The cards and meters are coded. 2. You are inserting the card too slowly. Leave it a few minutes, then Insert again sharply 3. The card is corrupted. Always store your cards away from speakers, PCs, Televisions etc., Try another card.
The meter is giving too much electricity.
The meter rates are incorrectly set. Check your settings. Pay particular attention to the decimal point. e.g. 000∙64 is 0∙64 pence per unit 006∙40 is 6∙4 pence per unit 064∙00 is 64 pence per unit
The meter is giving too little electricity
The meter rates are incorrectly set. see above
The meter has used and perforated my programming card.
Sorry, this is rare, but it does happen sometimes. Contact your supplier.
The meter keeps beeping!