Problems setting an OWL Wireless Energy Monitor

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Found 15th Jan 2009
Please can anyone help me? I'm a bit of a thicko sometimes . . .

I've just got an OWL wireless energy monitor and having difficulty understanding two points about setting it up.

(1) The instructions for setting the RATE menu say: "set tariff rate (10.55 pence)". Presumably, that setting determines the cost per hour as displayed on the monitor. But why should we have to input 10.55p as the tariff? Surely the tariff would vary according to the individual electricity supplier's charge at any particular time? So, will I get a correct "cost per hour" if I follow their instructions and set the tariff at 10.55p?

(2) After setting the tariff, the instructions say: "enter PEAK menu and select as a peak time (YES / NO)". I simply do not understand what they mean by that! Should I set the PEAK menu to 'yes' or 'no'?

I would appreciate any advice. Thanks very much!

5 Comments

I don't have that specific device so will try to give general advice.
1) They probably use 10.55 as an example check your electricity bill to see how much they are charging you per kwh and put that in
2) There are peak off-peak plans so if it's probably asking if you want to enter a peak rate too.

Hope that helps, sorry if I misunderstood the quetions

1) As above, set tariff rate to what you are being charged. (10.55p is used purely as an example).

2) The 'PEAK' feature should be used by people who get a cheaper supply at certain times of the day. e.g. Economy 7 (cheaper rate for electricity used through the night). They will have to set different rates for different times of the day.

If you do not receive split rate electricity, set PEAK to NO. Then all electricity used will be calculated at the same rate.

Original Poster

Thank you very much to mentar and floridafil. I really appreciate your replies.

So that I am absolutely clear on this:

On my electricity bill, it says that I used 415kWh. The charge was "first 129 units @ 18.95p, next 286 @ 9.19p".

Presumably, those figures (18.95p and 9.19p) are the "pence per hour"? And I should set the energy meter's RATE accordingly?

See, I told you I am a thicko! Anything to do with maths and I get a mental block!

The Owl Company. Does anyone know if they have gone out of business. After 19 April telephone not working engaged then cuts off after a few seconds and not replying to Emails

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The Owl Company. Does anyone know if they have gone out of business. … The Owl Company. Does anyone know if they have gone out of business. After 19 April telephone not working engaged then cuts off after a few seconds and not replying to Emails




That's funny, that was about the time my energy monitor stopped reading just shows ---- changed all batteries just wont pair read?
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