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Installing your
Energy Saving
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Use your Energy Saving
Monitor safely
Getting started
Tuning your sensor and
display unit
Installing the transmitter
and sensor jaw
Adjusting your electricity price
Tariff options
Understanding the
Energy Saving Monitor
Setting the clock
In control of your energy
How to get in touch
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Use your Energy Saving
Monitor safely
It’s important that you take some
simple precautions before using your
Energy Saving Monitor.
You won’t need to carry out any
electrical wiring to install the Energy
Saving Monitor. However, care must
be taken as it’s used in and around
the electricity supply to your property.
After reading the instructions on
page 6, if you have any doubt
about how to install it safely, do
not attempt to install it yourself,
but consult a qualified electrician.
Do not attempt to repair
or service any part of the
Energy Saving Monitor. Go to
for help.
Do not immerse the equipment
in water, or any other liquids.
Do not expose the equipment
to heat, flame, steamy conditions
or extreme cold.
Do not open the equipment or
touch any of its electronic circuitry.
Stop immediately and consult an
electrician if you notice anything
unusual about your electricity
supply, for example:
Do not hit, strike or drop the
equipment - if the display gets
broken, take special care not to
touch the liquid crystals.
Do not use this equipment for any
purpose other than for which it
is intended.
loose wires
exposed copper wiring
burn marks or holes in
the cable insulation
damage to your meter.
Getting started
In the box you’ll find:
Display unit
Display unit
adapter plug
Plugging in the display unit
Connect the display unit plug into
the round socket in the base of the
display unit and wrap any excess
wire around the drum under the
base. Plug the power supply into a
convenient socket.
The Energy Now value on the
display will show dashes.
Tip Switching your display off will
mean you’ll need to re-programme
your settings. It’s safe to leave your
display unit switched on. It won’t
Tip If the display unit still
shows dashes instead of 0 watts
a minute or so after tuning, then
complete the process again.
Sensor jaw and transmitter
Tuning your transmitter
and display unit
Before installing the sensor jaw
and transmitter you need to tune
it into the same channel as the
display unit. The successful settings
will be saved, so unless you replace
one of the units or add an optional
second display, you only have to
do this once. Whilst tuning keep
your display unit, sensor jaw and
transmitter in the same room to
get a clear signal.
Inside the small hole on the front
of the transmitter you’ll find the
tuning push switch. Using the
tip of a ball point pen, push
and hold in for nine seconds.
When you release the switch
the light on the transmitter will
flash quickly to show that it is
tuning a new channel. If it
doesn’t flash quickly, try
pushing the switch again.
Press and hold the down button on
your display unit for a count of six
(the transmitter light should still be
flashing as you do this). When you
release the button the display unit
will show a tuning signal, and start
to tune itself.
When it starts flashing quickly,
move on to the next step.
After tuning, your display unit(s)
will clear and normal operation
will begin.
If you have an optional second
display unit, also press and hold its
down button at this time.
Installing the sensor jaw and
0 0 0 0 0 0
There should be four cables
entering the bottom of the
electricity meter (A):
Incoming live and neutral
supply cables from the
electricity suppliers main fuse
(electrical cut out B).
Outgoing live and neutral
cables (meter tails C)
which run to your fuse box (D).
If you have an off-peak supply and
have more than four cables or your
cables are inaccessible, consult a
qualified electrician for advice.
These instructions may not apply to
every meter, you can find out more
Main electrical supply cut out.
Live outgoing ‘meter tail’ to
fuse box. (This should be the
cable leaving the meter in the
furthest right hand position).
Fuse box.
Tip If you have two electricity
meters, start with your daytime
meter, not the one which supplies
your night storage heaters.
Clip the sensor jaw around
the live outgoing meter tail (C)
which goes to the fuse box
(not the neutral).
Do not pull or bend the
cables, just ease the cable into
a position where you can fit the
sensor jaw around the cable.
If in doubt always consult a
qualified electrician.
The black transmitter should
be put in a dry location where
it will not fall.
No electrical damage can
occur to either the electrical
installation or the transmitter
by choosing the wrong wire.
Before connecting the
sensor jaw you’ll need to
make sure the meter cables
are in a good state of repair.
Visually inspect the cables
for signs of:
exposed copper wiring
excess heat or crackling
noises and/or burnt and
blackened cable covering.
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Don’t leave televisions,
DVD recorders or computers
on standby.
Nearly there...
Tip The blue LED will flash
at the end of each stage of
the programming to show
that you have successfully
completed that section.
Adjusting your electricity price
The display unit has been
pre-programmed with a
default p/kWh unit rate.
You may wish to adjust this to
match the rate you’re paying.
You’ll find your electricity rate on
your energy bill.
3 Press the square button
to confirm.
4 The price will then start
flashing. Push the up and down
button to adjust the pence price
of the electricity.
5 Press the square button
to confirm.
6 Repeat this process with the
pence option.
Please follow the setup
instructions below to adjust
the cost settings.
7 Press the square button
to confirm.
1 Push the up button for three
seconds and release.
8 The blue LED on the front
of the monitor will flash and
the display will resume
normal operation.
2 Push up or down to change
from euros/cents to pounds/
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Don’t use higher wattage bulbs than
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Blackpool illuminations.
Tariff options
There are several different
tariffs available when buying
electricity for your property.
If you pay different rates for
electricity used at different
times of the day, the Energy
Saving Monitor can be
programmed to allow for this.
1 Press and hold the up and
down buttons together for
three seconds and release.
2 You will then see the clock
flashing. Using the up and
down buttons you can now
set the time that your lower
rate starts.
3 Press the square button to
4 Using the up and down buttons
you can now select your lower
rate cost.
5 Press the square button to
6 Using the up and down buttons
you can now set the time that
your normal rate starts.
7 Press the square button to
8 Using the up and down buttons
you can now select your normal
rate cost.
9. Press the square button to
10 The blue LED on the front of
the monitor will flash and the
display will resume normal
Understanding your Energy Saving Monitor display
Once you’ve correctly set up and installed your
Energy Saving Monitor. The screen on your
display unit will look similar to this:
The aerial icon confirms that information is being read from
the transmitter.
2 Indicates the number of sensor jaws installed.
3 Energy Now shows you how much energy you’re using right now.
1 2
Test it out by switching a light on and off and watch the figures
as they change.
4 Cost per month shows how much money you’re spending.
It changes as you switch electrical items on and off.
You can test it by switching on a light. The figures change
automatically to show how much your electricity would cost you
per day and per month if you didn’t turn off your appliances.
5 Down shows you how much you save when you turn an appliance
off or spend as you turn it on. It also shows you the equivalent
level of energy use.
6 The graph shows you how much energy you’ve used
between 7am to 3pm during the previous day, 3pm to 11pm
the previous evening and 11pm to 7am the previous night.
7 This shows your cumulative energy in kWh and scrolls every
ten seconds between the last day, the last seven days and the
last 30 days. You can also scroll through these using
the square button.
8 The monitor always displays the time and the temperature.
Tip If you get lost at any point
during the set up, or accidentally
hit any button on the display
unit, do not press anything for
10 seconds and the display will
resume normal operation.
Now that your display unit and transmitter are tuned in, all you need to do is
set the time and you are ready to start using your Energy Saving Monitor.
Setting the clock
1 Press and hold the square
button for three seconds.
The screen will clear and the
hours will flash.
2 Use the up and down buttons
to set the correct hours.
The monitor has a 24 hr clock.
3 Push the square button once
and the minutes will flash.
Use the up and down buttons
to set the correct minutes.
4 Push the square button once.
The blue LED on the front of
the monitor will flash and the
display will resume normal
Congratulations, you’ve now
successfully installed and set
up your Energy Saving Monitor.
Why don’t you now test your
monitor by switching off a light?
If you switch off an appliance,
your monitor will now show you
the amount you saved per hour,
per day and per month.
In the unlikely event that
your display unit doesn’t show
any change when you test it,
you may need to tune it to a
different channel. First carefully
remove the sensor jaw from
your meter and repeat the
process of tuning, installing
and setting up the monitor as
shown on pages 5 to 9.
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Now you can take control of the energy you use
Your Energy Saving Monitor will help you save
money by changing the way you use energy.
It shows you how much electricity you’re using
right now and how much it’s going to cost you
every day and every month. It can’t save you
money on it’s own but it can help raise awareness
and highlight areas where you can improve your
energy efficiency.
Check the display regularly
If it shows that your energy use is high, it could
mean there’s something you can switch off now,
like a light bulb or an appliance left on stand-by.
Check the display before you leave the house
Have you forgotten to switch something off? The
monitor will show you exactly how much electricity
you’ll be using, even when you’re not at home.
Check the display before you go to bed
How much money will you spend while
you’re asleep? And what can you save by
switching off an appliance?
Monitor how much money it costs you to
boil the kettle, or cook a meal.
Can you save by filling the kettle with only
what you need, or by turning down the rings
on your hob?
Test whether you can save money and electricity
by switching off appliances.
You’ll be surprised how much energy is wasted in
a typical day, especially when appliances are left
on standby.
Getting in touch
Your Energy Saving Monitor should reach you in perfect condition.
If you have connected it properly but can’t get it to work, please
check the following.
For help and advice on your Energy Saving Monitor installation go to
Try these helpful hints
Possible cause
No display
Faulty display and/or
Unplug the equipment
and start again
For energy efficiency advice go to
Faulty display
Unplug the equipment
and start again
or call our Energy Efficiency Advice Team on 0845 301 4857.
We’re open weekdays 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 6pm.
Display unit picking up a
Follow the
instructions on
page 13
Data does not change
Incorrect installation
Unplug the equipment
and start again
Costs reading seems
Correct tariff has
excessively high or low
not been set
Temperature gauge
Located too close to
excessively high
heat source
display unit power supply
Corrupted display
(incomplete data)
Alternating readings
signal from a neighbours
Calls may be recorded. The maximum call charge from a BT landline is 2p
per minute. Calls from other networks may vary.
Refer to the tariff
options on page 9
Move monitor to a
different location
Important: If you can’t fix the problem on your own do not
attempt to repair the equipment. Disconnect it and give us a call.
Energy saving idea
Save energy by only boiling the
water you need. An Energy Saving
Kettle makes it easy.
A big thank you...
There are many products you can buy to help you to save energy
and money. Our range of energy efficiency products are available
for you to buy online and include:
for taking the decision to reduce
the energy you use, your electricity
bill and the impact you have on
the environment.
Energy saving bulbs and lamps
Save money with our range of energy efficient light bulbs
and fun lamps.
Energy Saving Kettle
Stylish electric kettle which only boils the water you need.
Making a difference starts with
each and every one of us doing
something positive to reduce
the energy we use.
That’s where your Energy Saving
Monitor will help. It won’t cut
your electricity bills on its own
but it can show you how much
energy and money you’re wasting
and help to change your habits,
raise awareness and highlight
everyday ways to be more
energy efficient.
Save money and hassle by automatically switching off any
equipment linked to your desktop computer.
Energy saving packs
We’ve bundled some our energy saving products together
to give you even greater savings.
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