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  Reply # 219409 29-May-2009 17:26 Send private message

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I'm in Christchurch with ME.


Heh, that's a 1st gen, what's that white bit on the right?


Centameter transmitter (Version 1)





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  Reply # 219412 29-May-2009 17:30 Send private message

James Bond:
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James Bond: mjb, heres mine if your interested.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3615/3574605749_ac07fa0b0d_o.jpg

I'm in Christchurch with ME.


Heh, that's a 1st gen, what's that white bit on the right?


Centameter transmitter (Version 1)


Should have guessed! the 'meter' bit is sticking out in the end :)




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  Reply # 220633 1-Jun-2009 22:23 Send private message

Whats the deal with these smart meters and 3 phase? I am going to be chaning the property here over to 3 phase soon but noone at geneis energy can tell me if they can do it in one hit with a smart meter that can do both since I dont see the point in them paying to change the meters once, and then me paying again soon after to have it done again.




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  Reply # 220716 2-Jun-2009 09:34 Send private message

richms: Whats the deal with these smart meters and 3 phase? I am going to be chaning the property here over to 3 phase soon but noone at geneis energy can tell me if they can do it in one hit with a smart meter that can do both since I dont see the point in them paying to change the meters once, and then me paying again soon after to have it done again.


Normal process is if Genesis is doing your area, you might want to wait until they do, and advise them that you want to do 3 phase. You'd then wire the property up as 3 phase, then get the Genesis guy to put their meter in, then an inspector would need to liven your site. So it is a bit of a juggling act, but most of the time goes real smooth.




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  Reply # 226509 19-Jun-2009 00:22 Send private message

James Bond: mjb, heres mine if your interested.

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Here is one I spotted, I have utterly no idea what type it is and I'm sure I have seen these since school had one installed

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  Reply # 226511 19-Jun-2009 00:43 Send private message

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stupid flicker licnk won't work, just get "unavailable"


Here is one I spotted, I have utterly no idea what type it is and I'm sure I have seen these since school had one installed


That's an NGC/AMS Smart/Advanced Meter. NGC are rolling these out for Genesis, currently in parts of Central and West Auckland area at the moment.

If you're requesting a new connection eg building a house, with Genesis as the retailer, you'll go straight to an advanced meter.

where are you paradoxsm?

I might call AMS re the 3 phase thing tomorrow.. oh its my day off, maybe on Monday.




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  Reply # 228338 25-Jun-2009 18:47 Send private message

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I'm in Christchurch with ME.



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What can 2nd gen meters do that 1st gen can't?





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  Reply # 228343 25-Jun-2009 19:08 Send private message

bugger all really it's just a more compact unit, controller and meter all in one instead of controller behind it with vanilla meter on top




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  Reply # 228368 25-Jun-2009 21:03 Send private message

That first meter was in Wellington.

THIS one is a weird prepaid system that was in a house I was helping clear out for sale the other day, apparently the tennants always had their power cut off.

This meter is in Auckland and appears to have a GSM modem in it. There was apparently a control panel inside which had coloured lamps when your credit was running low would go from green to orage to red.. This system does not have a daily charge so they would be very handy for places where the usage is minimal (beach houses) but they seem to only be installable in the low-socio-economic areas of auckland.

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  Reply # 228417 26-Jun-2009 00:11 Send private message

They will not do the prepaid power in beachhouses - which is why powershop and their loading of the lines charge to the unit price is such a good option for them.

Hell, they wouldnt even change my friends granny flat to prepaid power when he asked since it was on the same site as the main house and for some reason they wanted them both to change or neither...




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  Reply # 228443 26-Jun-2009 08:35 Send private message

The only thing smart about these new meters is how fast the power companies will be able to charge more when you use less power. Watercare services in Auckland have shown how easy it is to do that. Use less then pay more.




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  Reply # 228467 26-Jun-2009 10:32 Send private message

richms: They will not do the prepaid power in beachhouses - which is why powershop and their loading of the lines charge to the unit price is such a good option for them.


Good thinking, as I had dismissed powershop for my own house, I hadn't considered it for the beach house (not that it's built yet)...

Looks at powershop... not in that area yet. Oh Well.



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