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Night rate meter question

  • 17-07-2020 9:11pm
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    Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,864 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    I have one of those digital meters, it was installed by the ESB in early 2017 when I switched to night rate. I just opened up my ESB meter and the time on it said 19:57 (real time was just after 21:03)

    Does this meter keep winter time or something? Surely it is not more than an hour behind?

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,209 ✭✭✭✭ KCross


    unkel wrote: »
    I have one of those digital meters, it was installed by the ESB in early 2017 when I switched to night rate. I just opened up my ESB meter and the time on it said 19:57 (real time was just after 21:03)

    Does this meter keep winter time or something? Surely it is not more than an hour behind?

    That’s normal.

    It doesn’t adjust itself for summer/winter time.

    When the clock on the meter shows 23:00 is when your night rate starts.

    Based on the times you’ve given your meter is 6mins slow so it will be 6mins passed midnight before your night rate starts.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,864 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    I was hoping you'd say that :D

    Was afraid for a second that my first hour of night rate use has been charged at day rate for the past few years, costing me hundreds :eek:

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,722 ✭✭✭ graememk


    unkel wrote: »
    I was hoping you'd say that :D

    Was afraid for a second that my first hour of night rate use has been charged at day rate for the past few years, costing me hundreds :eek:

    the clock stopped on my parents old meter .. when it was at night, needless to say they werent long in fixing it when it was noticed!


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