# How do I read my electricity meter in South Africa?

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## How do I read my electric meter?

When reading an electric meter, read and write down the numbers as shown on the dials from right to left. When the pointer is directly on a number, look at the dial to the right. If it has passed zero, use the next higher number. If it has not passed zero, use the lower number.

## How do I read my digital electric meter at home?

Each dial on your meter turns the opposite direction of the one that comes before it and has numbers listed between 0 and 9. Always read the dials from left to right, and if the arrow is in between two numbers, use the lower number.

## How can I fix my electric bill?

How to Calculate Your Electric Bill

1. Multiply the device’s wattage by the number of hours the appliance is used per day.
2. Divide by 1000.
3. Multiply by your kWh rate.

## How do I find my power meter number?

You will find the meter number on the face of your electricity meter. On a digital meter the meter number is found below the consumption screen. The meter number on an analog meter is found at the bottom of the electricity meter.

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## What do the numbers mean on electric meter?

Standard electric meter

The more electricity you use, the more the dials turn and the higher the number displayed will be. To take a reading simply read the number from left to right. If your reading has a red number displayed, ignore both the red number and any that follow it.

## What do you think is an electric bill?

The bill that a local utility issues to a consumer for the electricity that their home consumes.

## How are electric bills calculated?

1 Unit = 1kWh. So the Total kWh = 1000 Watts x 24 Hrs x 30 Days = 720000 … Watts / hour. We want to convert it into electric units, Where 1 Unit = 1kWh.

Power Consumption of Typical Home Appliances in Watts.

Electrical Appliance Power Wattage in Watts “W”
Dishwasher 1300
Electric Kettle 1700
Toaster Oven 1100