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Electricity monitor user instructions

don’t forget to enter your meter reading each month. Put your electricity monitor somewhere easy to see to keep track of your electricity usage. To make sure your bill is accurate. We can remind you when your meter reading is required – simply login to your personal account at britishgas. using less electricity means more money saved. Remember. and you’ll soon start to see how simple changes – like turning off the lights. British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions 1 . and just one of the ways British Gas helps you look after your world. as your monitor is not a billing It’s a great way to learn how to use less electricity and save to provide us with your email and mobile number. We’ll still use your electricity meter to work out your bill. or boiling less water in the kettle – mean less electricity is being used.Hello Your new electricity monitor has arrived.

It is designed for internal use only. ensuring that it contains acceptable levels of hazardous chemicals for home use. To protect the environment. Disconnect before cleaning and do not immerse in water or other liquids.Some important things you should know It is important to observe some simple safety precautions when using this product. Please take the batteries to a recycling centre for safe disposal. Don’t force the sensor onto the cable if the cable diameter appears to be too big. Our contact details appear at the back of this booklet. do not install the sensor. and should be used inside a suitable building or meter cabinet. Don’t fit rechargeable batteries. or bare copper) or are loose. RoHS compliant. this product and batteries must be disposed of safely at the end of their life. or you have any doubts about their condition. contact a qualified electrician. 2 British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions . This product complies with RoHS regulations. CE approved. There is no need to open fuse boxes or to connect or disconnect any cabling. burned. if the cables going into your electricity meter look perished (cracked. The electricity monitor is easy to install. or wet. Please contact British Gas if any components appear damaged or faulty. Keep the transmitter away from water and other liquids. Safe operation of the electricity monitor is impaired if used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer. This product has passed the appropriate quality assurance tests. When fitting the sensor. without the need for a qualified electrician.

and plugs into the bottom of the transmitter. British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions 3 . Please read the safety notice at the start of this booklet and fit the sensor according to the following instructions. and sends the readings to the display. Power supply This is to power the display unit.In your box… Display unit Transmitter Sensor Power supply Batteries Display unit The display unit shows your energy usage. The sensor safely clips around the mains electricity cable that comes into your meter to measure the energy you are using. Sensor Transmitter The transmitter will sit next to your existing electricity meter. It receives a wireless signal from the transmitter. The transmitter is powered by three C-cell batteries. Batteries 3 large C-cells for powering the transmitter. Please do not use any other supply to power the display. The display is mains powered.

Insert batteries Remove the cover from the transmitter to insert batteries. press the Up and Down buttons on the display unit at the same time until the word ‘PAIR’ appears on the screen. To do this. Don’t replace the battery cover just yet. 4 British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions . Pair the transmitter and display unit Activate your electricity monitor display unit by linking the transmitter and display unit wirelessly.6 easy steps to install Plug it in Put the plug into a mains socket and insert the black power cable into your electricity monitor display unit. An LED on the transmitter circuit board will flash. indicating that the batteries are working.

British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions 5 . Plug the sensor into the base of the transmitter. Pair button Attach the sensor Carefully secure the sensor clip around one of the four mains cables that go into your electricity meter.Establish the wireless connection Press the Pair button on the transmitter until you see the LED light on the circuit board flash as it finds the display unit. upright position near to your meter. Position the transmitter Place your transmitter in a safe. press Set (middle button) to return to the main screen and replace the battery cover. When the display shows the full Consumption Bar. The faces of the sensor must meet cleanly.

you need to tell it how much you currently pay for your electricity or your tariff. under ‘Manage Your Energy Usage’ Press Set again when you’ve finished to return to the main screen. press and hold the Set button for three seconds until the display shows the target screen. After setting the first 6 British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions . Up Tariff Set Down Set your tariff To help the electricity monitor do its job properly. and using the Up and Down buttons to adjust the time. If you only have a single tariff enter information for Tariff 1. To set your tariff. use the Up and Down buttons to enter your tariff value and then press Set to save. You can find your tariff by logging into britishgas. From press Set again to move onto the tariff screen. Once the tariff value flashes. e. Economy 7.g. If you have different tariffs for different times of day. enter information for both Tariff 1 and Tariff 2.Start using your electricity monitor Up Set Down Set the time Set the time by pressing the Set (middle button).

The idea is that you only use up to the target but no more. To do this. Press and hold the Set button for three seconds until the display shows the target screen.5kWh per day Family with two children – 15 kWh per day Use the Up and Down buttons to adjust your target value. and press Set to save it. If you don’t have a second tariff.g. If you use less. Then use the Up and Down buttons to set the end time (e. login to britishgas. that’s even better. If you set a second tariff price you will need to link it to the time of day it is valid. the screen will move on to the second tariff.g. and press Set to select: You can use your electricity monitor to set yourself an usage target for each day. enter 0 and then press Set. under ‘Manage Your Energy Usage‘. Use the Up British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions 7 .uk. Up Set Down Target Mark Set a target to save money and Down buttons to find the best measuring unit for your target.tariff. It’s easy to set your target. 07:00) and press Set. use the Up and Down buttons to set the second tariff start time (e. Or as an alternative. Your target mark will appear at the bottom of your display. To help specify a realistic target for you and your use this simple average household usage guide: • • • kWh – shows the amount of electricity you want to use a day CO2 – shows the amount of CO2 you want to keep within £ – shows how much you want to spend per day • • • Working couple – 11kWh per day Single person – 8. 00:00) and press Set.

Reading the display Real-time Consumption Bar Real-time Consumption Cumulative Consumption The Real-time Consumption Bar The Real-time Consumption Bar shows how much electricity is being used in your home. Your electricity monitor tracks your consumption in four ways • • • • Today shows consumption for the current day since midnight Yesterday shows consumption for the previous day (midnight to midnight) 7 days shows the total consumption over the last 7 complete days 30 days shows the total consumption over the last 30 complete days Real-time Consumption The top number on the display shows real-time electricity consumption in figures. the Cumulative Consumption number will flash. You can view different Cumulative Consumption period by pressing the Down button. 8 British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions . It measures consumption up to 20kW. Cumulative Consumption The bottom number on the display is your Cumulative Consumption.2kW = 200 Watts. 7-day. or 2 x 100 Watt light bulbs. You can monitor your electricity using three different units: • • • £/h The approximate cost per hour of the present electricity consumption kg CO2/h The equivalent amount of CO2 produced at the present electricity usage kW The amount of power presently being used. and 30-day figures will update at midnight each day.) The yesterday. The Consumption Bar measures electricity consumption from left to right in increasing increments. It is updated every two seconds. (0. The exact values of the segments are explained in the “Frequently Asked Questions” at the back of this booklet. but typical households use much less than this. Change the unit by pressing the Up button. If the display has not recorded a full set of data for the time period indicated.

If the transmitter batteries need changing. If no target is set. The Communications symbol will appear when the transmitter and display are paired and communicating correctly. The electricity monitor uses the profile to predict whether your consumption for the current day will be over or under at the end of the day. the Battery symbol will appear and flash. regardless of the target you set. This will always be in the same position. The batteries should last at least two years. The Tick/Cross symbol will show whether you are on track to beat the target you set. based on your average consumption profile for that day of the week. the target will also appear as a segment positioned three-quarters of the way along the Daily Consumption Bar. The Communications symbol will flash if communication is lost.Communications Battery On Target Indicator Target Mark Daily Consumption Bar The Daily Consumption Bar Symbols and Indicators • The Daily Consumption Bar shows the current day’s cumulative electricity consumption. • British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions 9 . and displays this as a Tick or Cross symbol. Your electricity monitor will learn your consumption profile by remembering your pattern of energy consumption. A flashing target indicates that target consumption has been equalled or exceeded. each segment of the Consumption Bar represents 1kWh. If you set a target.

Frequently Asked Questions Q. Why is the Battery symbol flashing? We expect the batteries to last for at least two years. then you may need to bring them closer together to communicate. please do not include this in the calculation of the tariff. The display unit is receiving data from two transmitters. but try moving both the transmitter and display unit away from any possible source of interference. Please ensure you replace batteries with C-cell batteries (LR14 or R14). Why won’t my display unit and transmitter communicate? The electricity monitor is designed to operate in a home environment over a range of 30 metres with up to two walls in between the transmitter and display. Q. Why does the display unit sometimes show a different reading to my utility bill? The electricity monitor is a good indication of your approximate electricity consumption. How do I calculate my average electricity unit rate to enter a tariff? Take the total price paid for your first units of electricity. Dead batteries: Does the LED light illuminate brightly when the batteries are inserted? Try using new batteries. Do not use rechargeable batteries.20 and 50 units at £0. Try pairing the display unit with the transmitter again to eliminate the other transmitter. and this should be entered when setting your tariff. Other reasons for the units not communicating may be:: Q. What Target Consumption should I set? The Target Consumption is best set using your recent electricity bill. Your bill will include a unit rate shown in pence per kWh. but it is not intended to measure consumption with 100% accuracy. Q. How should I calculate my tariff if I have a standing charge? If you pay a standing charge. The communication doesn’t work through metal. Q. Why is the Communications symbol flashing? The Communications symbol will flash if: • • The display unit and transmitter are unable to communicate (See above). By providing us with your email and mobile number. plus the total price paid for the remainder of your units. 200 units at £0. Transmitter in a metal meter cabinet.Toward the end of their life the Battery symbol will flash to let you know to replace them. Your bill will show your consumption typically over the last quarter. Q. If the units are set further apart. • Radio interference: This is unlikely in a home environment.10 would work out as 10 British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions . • • and divide by the total units. we can remind you when the meter reading is required. The electricity meter will continue to be used for billing purposes. To update your details. Q. Where do I find my tariff information? Your tariff information can be found on your electricity bill or visit ‘Manage My Energy Usage’ section of your online simply login to your personal account at britishgas. For example.

I changed the target setting to a higher value. Q. Q. Seg.5KW 7. how much is it costing me? Running your electricity monitor for a whole year uses 0. Q.20) + (50 x £0. repeat the pairing exercise to connect the display to your own transmitter.0KW 2.5KW 6.5KW 5. and will cost less than 1p per month. press and hold the ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ buttons whilst turning power on to the Q. The electricity monitor is on all the time. Q. (200 x £0. In comparison. how do I erase data? If you want to reset the electricity monitor and erase all consumption data. more than one display can be used with a single transmitter.5KW Seg. and then press the ‘Pair’ button on the transmitter. What are the values for each segment of the Real-time Consumption Bar? Each segment of the Real-time Consumption Bar will light up when the consumption exceeds the value shown in the table below.10) is (£40 + £5) or £45 for 250 units = £0. boiling your kettle just three times uses more energy than the electricity monitor uses in a whole year. Q. but the main screen hasn’t updated? The Target Tick and Cross symbols are only updated each hour. Value 1 2 3 4 5 10W 50W 100W 150W 200W Seg.5KW 4. display.5KW 3. This will erase all settings and stored data. Value 6 7 8 9 10 250W 350W 450W 550W 650W Seg. tariffs and targets.25kWh. Value 21 22 23 24 25 4. Just put both display units into pairing mode at the same time.18 per unit. Can I use more than one display? Yes.5KW 8. Value 11 12 13 750W 950W 1150W Seg. I want to move the electricity monitor to another property. Value 26 27 28 29 30 10KW 12KW 14KW 16KW 18KW 14 1350W 15 1550W British Gas Electricity Monitor User Instructions 11 . so check the display again in an hour’s time. Is it possible to accidentally receive a signal from another transmitter? This is very unlikely but if you think your display is picking up another transmitter. Value 16 17 18 19 20 2.0KW Seg.0KW 3.follows.

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