How to read the Enel meter: how is thereading the Enel meter, detect the instantaneous power absorbed and the consumption available. Here is the guide to using the Enel meter.
How to use the Enel meter
Looking at the counter you can see a display, to the right of it there is the so-called "read button ". It is through this single button that we can knowinstant powerand read the consumption.
Know the symbols that appear on the Enel display
Before proceeding with the meter reading, make sure that it works: look at the display, the indication "L1" should appear in the lower left corner, if instead a triangle with an exclamation point appears and there is no power in the house, you should contact the operators Is in the.
Read the Enel meter it is simple, just press the button on the right of the display to scan the various pages in succession reading the Enel meter. The first time the "read button"The message"Customer number”Immediately followed by your identification code. The identification code will come in handy if you decide to call the call center service made available by Enel.
How to read the ENEL counter
The second time you press the orange button next to the display, you will be able to view the rate in force. Also in this case it is necessary to know the symbols and acronyms used by Enel:
- if the code T3 is shown, a will be applied fixed rate.
- if the T3 symbol alternates with T2, the two-rate tariff will be applied.
Furthermore, with the reading of the Enel meter, the items can be displayed F1, F2, F3, which refer to three different ones enel time slots.
The range runs from 8.00 to 19.00 every weekday except Saturday.
Band 2 is valid from 7.00 to 8.00 and from 19.00 to 23.00 on weekdays, excluding Saturdays.
Finally, Band 3 runs from 00.00 to 7.00 and from 23.00 to 24.00 from Monday to Saturday, all Sundays included, plus relative holidays (1 January, 6 January, Easter Monday, 25 April, 15 August, 1 November, 25 and 26 December).
The figures accompanying these symbols are none other than the consumption recorded in the various time bands. The number that appears when the display shows F1 is equivalent to the energy consumption recorded in that time slot. The same applies to F2, F3 or in the case of the flat rate.
Reading the Enel meter: instant power
By continuing to press the orange button, you will then be able to view the instantaneous power consumption.The instantaneous power shows the consumption that is being realized, instantly, in the home.
In reality, the instantaneous power is not very real because the meter updates every 2 minutes but it is still a great tool to make you understand how much energy it has been absorbing at home.
The instantaneous power, in fact, represents the power used at the time of reading.
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How to read consumption from the electricity meter
If you keep pressing the button you will finally arrive at the section of your interest and the message "Reading - Power“.
From here they can be visionaries i consumption of the CURRENT period. Also in this case it is necessary to pay attention to the symbols and abbreviations displayed on the meter.
We will have an A1 (referring to consumption in time slot F1), an A2 (which refers to time slot two) and A3 (referring to F3). The first A1, A2, A3, refer to the actual consumption of KWh in the current period, ie from the payment of the last bill up to that moment.
On the contrary, by continuing to press the reading button, the items "A1, A2, A3" will appear again but these will refer to the real consumption of the PREVIOUS month, i.e. the consumption period already charged on an Enel invoice.
Is the Enel tariff the cheapest?
Enel is not the only provider of the electricity service. In addition to Enel Energia, there are companies in the sector such as Edison Energia, Acea Energia, Illumia, Engie, A2A, Eni and many others.
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