Smart meters aint so smart..

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Mr.Magoo, Nov 29, 2010.

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    Mr.Magoo Guest

    Although I'm on a dual tariff, my new 'Smart' meter does not display the
    off peak usage, as my previous 'dumb' meter did. We need to rely on the
    accuracy of the data provided to our electricity retailer by the service
    provider.

    See this post (not mine)..
    http://forums.energymatters.com.au/solar-wind-gear/topic1790.html

    Not really good enough, is it.

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    Mr.Magoo, Nov 29, 2010
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    Don McKenzie Guest

    If smart meters are so smart, why can't they tell the time of day?
    Half the year, mine is an hour out.

    Even Gill Bates can get this right most of the time. :)
    With all the Windows PCs I am running, I can't remember the last time I had to manually intervene. Has to be many years.

    Cheers Don...

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    SG1 Guest

    Oh Magoo you've done it again. Been a while since I've heard that, so I
    thought I would throw it in.
     
    SG1, Nov 29, 2010
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    Mr.Magoo Guest

    They run on real time.

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    Mr.Magoo, Nov 29, 2010
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    Mr.Magoo Guest

    knuk.. knuk.. knuk


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    rgds,

    Pete
    =====

    "Julia finally got something right. Older people don't vote Labor, because they have seen too many incompetent, mismanaging, money-wasting Labor governments"

    "If you think utility prices are high now, watch them go through the roof with the Green/ALP carbon tax"

    The insane Greens! .. http://tinyurl.com/insane-Greens

    "The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples money"

    "Those who tolerate intolerance will cease to exist"

    "Truth is the new hate speech"

    "Political correctness is a polite form of tryanny"

    "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs need to relax and get used to the idea"
     
    Mr.Magoo, Nov 29, 2010
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    Ross Herbert Guest

    It could simply be an issue to do with the type of meter, or more probably,
    whoever failed to program it correctly.

    While I am on on Smartpower myself, because I have PV/grid inverter system, my
    meter is a bi-directional electronic smart meter, and it displays ALL possible
    tariffs in its display cycle. By that I mean;

    1-----Display Test (all segments on)
    2-----Time
    3-----Date
    4-----Total kWh imported
    5-----kWh imported - Peak
    6-----kWh imported - Off-peak
    7-----kWh imported - Weekday shoulder
    8-----kWh impotrted - Weekend shoulder
    9-----Total kWh exported
    10----kWh imported - Peak
    11----kWh imported - Off-peak
    12----kWh imported - Weekday shoulder
    13----kWh imported - Weekend shoulder

    I am only interested in 4 and 9 but the others are displayed even though I am
    not on a Smartpower tariff. I have never seen the time display incorrect and I
    read the meter every morning when I am picking up my paper from the front lawn.

    The meter is a Landis & Gyr EM3300
    http://www.landisgyr.com/ap/en/pub/...ducts=products.ProductDetails&ID=135&catID=61


    :
    :Although I'm on a dual tariff, my new 'Smart' meter does not display the
    :eek:ff peak usage, as my previous 'dumb' meter did. We need to rely on the
    :accuracy of the data provided to our electricity retailer by the service
    :provider.
    :
    :See this post (not mine)..
    :http://forums.energymatters.com.au/solar-wind-gear/topic1790.html
    :
    :Not really good enough, is it.
     
    Ross Herbert, Nov 30, 2010
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    Mr.Magoo Guest

    So your meter adjusts for daylight saving time then? I believe most
    meters don't, which means that during summer time the OP cycle is
    actually midnight to 8:00 am by the clock. My previous meter didn't and
    neither does the new 'not-so-smart' one. I'd be interested to hear from
    others about this.
    MIne is the PRI i-credit 500.
     
    Mr.Magoo, Nov 30, 2010
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