I just read this article and if true I wish I never asked to have a gas smart meter fitted.
Knowing my luck the battery will die in the winter months when I really need the central heating !
I would have thought that there would be a battery low warning so you have time to contact your energy supplier to replace the battery ?
Best answer by Tim_OVO
All gas meters (smart or traditional, SMETS1 or SMETS2) have batteries with a shelf life. This is designed to last for up to 20 years, with a meter recertification (exchanging the meter to replace it with a new one) scheduled every 10 years.
What should happen is the gas meter should make an electronic ‘beeping’ sound when the battery is starting to get low (voltage goes below 3.3 volts). It could therefore fail in 2 hours, or 2 years. There’s no way of telling, so I’m told. But a meter exchange is required, and can be arranged via our Support team.
I’ve just been ploughing through the Flonidan user manual. It is possible to view the ‘Calculated days left’ of battery life, in the sub menu.
The “normal” and default display is the Vc i.e. Total Volume in m3
The display can be switched between Vc (m3) & Meter balance £ using the left hand button which is marked “A” shown on the display as “BAL” or “VOL”
While in the “normal” display the meter can be switched into the Menu structure below using the *page icon* Key -
The sub section we want to try and get to is named Status > Actual values.
Bat. use = Shows the battery use in uAh/day
Bat. Left = Shows the calculated days left for the battery
One more thing to point out, when the battery needs to be exchanged within 30 days, a ‘Low battery’ symbol will appear at the top right of the display when looking at Volume or Balance screens.