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How do I find out a meter reading for day and night units?

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I can get the number of units consumed but not have not yet been able to find a meter reading for the day units and the nights units? Also what is the time that the low rate units start and stop?
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Best answer by Tim_OVO 16 January 2018, 16:33

Tried your suggestion of pressing button 9 and I get a screen saying "night" then a screen saying "day" then the screen you said about with a seven digit number before the decimal points... Is it possible they've changed the software for the Liberty 110 so the wording is different?

 


We've figured this out @Alic94

It sounds like you have a 'Liberty 110' smart meter, designed to work with appliances like storage heaters and underfloor heating. To get the Night and Day reading on a 'Liberty 110' smart meter, press 9 on the meter's keypad.

It's only with the standard 'Liberty 100' smart meter that you need to press 6 if it's Economy 7 (for Day and Night readings) and 9 to get the single rate reading.

Tim

 

Updated 20/02/2020

 

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I would like to know this as well.

Just in case I decide to switch and my smart meter becomes a thick meter (Martin Lewis money savings expert phrase, which I quite like)
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I can get the number of units consumed but not have not yet been able to find a meter reading for the day units and the nights units? Also what is the time that the low rate units start and stop?

Hey @rhstyle and @MikeWilliams!

If you've got an OVO smart meter on Economy 7, you need to press button 6 on the keypad of the electricity meter to bring up your readings. It will display as 'RO1' and 'RO2' (rate 1 and rate 2). Ironically, RO1 is actually the off-peak (night) rate, and RO2 is the peak (day).

Your off-peak rate will either be 00:00 to 07:00, or 00:30 to 07:30. If you'd like one of the forum mods to check which one it is, leave a comment on this topic and we'll get back to you: https://forum.ovoenergy.com/our-plans-and-pricing-31/so-your-economy-7-meter-gives-you-off-peak-cheap-electricity-but-when-is-it-cheapest-42.

Cheers,
Nancy
We got an Economy 7 smart meter just before Christmas. The smart meter sent off the readings on the 29th of December but we're due to send a reading tomorrow.
However I cannot see R01 or R02 on our smart meter. I've cycled through the options on button 6. Am I missing something really obvious?!
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We got an Economy 7 smart meter just before Christmas. The smart meter sent off the readings on the 29th of December but we're due to send a reading tomorrow.
However I cannot see R01 or R02 on our smart meter. I've cycled through the options on button 6. Am I missing something really obvious?!


Hey @Alic94,

That's odd - has it definitely been set up as an Economy 7 smart meter? You can check this by pressing button 9. If this shows a screen saying IMP KWH and then displays a 7 digit reading, this means it's been set up as a single rate.

Nancy
Hi Nancy
Thanks for your reply. The smart meter sent off the meter readings on Sunday night but I'd still like to know how to read the meter ourselves.
Tried checking button 6 again and still can't see a screen saying RO1 or RO2. The smart meter sent off day & night readings though. Tried your suggestion of pressing button 9 and I get a screen saying "night" then a screen saying "day" then the screen you said about with a seven digit number before the decimal points.
Is it possible they've changed the software for the Liberty 110 so the wording is different?
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Tried your suggestion of pressing button 9 and I get a screen saying "night" then a screen saying "day" then the screen you said about with a seven digit number before the decimal points... Is it possible they've changed the software for the Liberty 110 so the wording is different?

 


We've figured this out @Alic94

It sounds like you have a 'Liberty 110' smart meter, designed to work with appliances like storage heaters and underfloor heating. To get the Night and Day reading on a 'Liberty 110' smart meter, press 9 on the meter's keypad.

It's only with the standard 'Liberty 100' smart meter that you need to press 6 if it's Economy 7 (for Day and Night readings) and 9 to get the single rate reading.

Tim

 

Updated 20/02/2020

 

Thank-you. Worth adding these smart meter instructions to your smart meter reading instructions online?
Of course it would be stupid to have the day and night referenced to what is actually on the meter Electricity 1 and Electricity 2. Building a mistake opportunity into the situation is NOT smart!

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