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How to read your advanced meter


  • Click the image above to download a Network Tasman Advanced Meter interface overview sheet (PDF)
  • Click here to download a handy reference sheet containing the information found on this web page (PDF)
  • Click here to learn more about the information displayed on your Advanced Meter (PDF)

Reading your meter display panel

Your display panel will look similar to the illustration below. 

On all meters there will be a prominent number in the top line and a less prominent number on the bottom line. The number on the bottom line is the Register. The prominent number in the top line is the information held in that register.

In the example above 32 is the Register number and the prominent number is the date. On all Network Tasman meters Register 32 displays the current date.

The display panel is constantly scrolling through the Registers and each time the Register number changes the prominent number in the top line changes as well.

You can manually scroll through the registers by pushing Button 1 located below the panel. (Button 2 is disabled.) You won’t do any harm by pressing either button.

How to read your power usage

Registers showing Usage – 1, 2 & 3

Registers 1, 2 and 3 display the total usage in kWh recorded on the Register since the meter was installed on the meter board.

Your meter may have one, two or all three of these Registers depending on your tariffs (ie, controlled, anytime, night rate etc) and the number of meters on your meterboard. A reading is sent to your retailer for each Register (1,2 & 3) for each meter.

How much power you’ve used since your last invoice is the difference between the number displayed in Registers 1, 2 or 3 and the corresponding reading on your last power account. Ie if Register 1 reads 1000 and your last invoiced reading for this Register was 900 your current month to date usage on Register 1 is 100 units. To calculate total usage you will need to do this for Register 1, 2 and 3 on each meter on your meter board.

Import / Export Meters

  • Register 10 records the total kWH imported on this Register since the meter was installed.
  • Register 11 records the total kWH exported on this Register since the meter was installed.

The current month to date import/export is the difference between the number on the display panel and the reading recorded on your most recent power account.

On Import / Export meters Register 1, 2 & 3 record the kWh imported on A , B & C phase. Registers 4, 5 & 6 record the kWh exported on A , B & C phase.

Learn how to read your Advanced Meter

A list of Advanced Meter Programme File ID (PFID) models are below. Click on the model that matches your Advanced Meter PFID number to learn about the Register # Codes.