Mechanical
Digital Meter

How to read a mechanical digital meter

The meter reading is 5218

To read this meter, note the main
numbers only from left to right.

  • Ignore any red numbers or numbers
    inside a red border.
  • Include any zeros in the main number
    (white on black or black on white)

A mechanical digital meter can be single or two-rate.

To read this meter, note the main numbers only from left to right.

  • Ignore any red numbers or numbers inside a red border.
  • Include any zeros in the main number (white on black or black on white)

A single rate meter has one row of figures like the one below:

The meter reading is 52181

To read this meter, note the main
numbers only from left to right.

  • Ignore any red numbers or numbers
    inside a red border.
  • Include any zeros in the main number
    (white on black or black on white)

A two-rate meter has two row of figures. One row is usually labelled 'low' or
'night' and the other is labelled 'normal' or 'day', like the one below:

The meter reading is
90534 (Low), 25821 (Normal)

Always make sure both readings are provided in
the correct order.