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    Landis Gyr Gas Meter (Card)

    Good Morning!

    My auntie has a Landis Gyr Gas Meter where she uses a card to top up her Gas, lately this lovely device even tho it has money on it has been switching off the gas, we check the meter and it says "Appliance Off" even tho there is money on the meter.

    Can anyone shed any light on this, it has only been happening the last week or so.

    Many Thanks

    Rick

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    Got one of these myself.... It's a Quantum Meter.

    It's anti-tilt mech is triggering for some reason, most likely suspect, is it's system memory battery, or if it's near a washing machine which is vibrating like buggery.

    She will need to contact her supplier, to possibaly get it's battery changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanmarsh14 View Post
    Got one of these myself.... It's a Quantum Meter.

    It's anti-tilt mech is triggering for some reason, most likely suspect, is it's system memory battery, or if it's near a washing machine which is vibrating like buggery.

    She will need to contact her supplier, to possibaly get it's battery changed.
    Thanks for the headsup Stan.

    Its in the hallway cupboard so certainly no vibrations there, but your battery theory sounds interesting, arent these things wired up to the mains tho?

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    Nope, they are not wired to the mains.

    Just below the main LCD, is where the battery pack is kept, which is a 4 x C cell pack, and is supposed to last around 5 years on average.

    They normally look like this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanmarsh14 View Post
    Nope, they are not wired to the mains.

    Just below the main LCD, is where the battery pack is kept, which is a 4 x C cell pack, and is supposed to last around 5 years on average.

    They normally look like this...

    My aunties is similar, but doesnt have the pack underneath where the battery goes.

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    She has this one


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    Yep, that is the second generation type, but they still have a system battery fitted. Not as suspectable to it's anti-tilt switch triggering falsely, unlike the first type, which I have.

    They are all due to be replaced by this soon though....

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    Stan what you dont know about Gas Meters isnt worth knowing

    Stan the Gas Meter Man!! Lol

    Most exciting thread eva!!

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    I always wondered what Landis Gyr made, we go past their UK office on the way to our local Tesco

    Useless information, but at least I've learned something today

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    Having the sodding gas fitter to my place to sort the bastard boiler (Shit Glow Worm CXL30), and them having to check the supply afterwards, it's not long before you pick up on these sorts of things.

    Boiler itself has been subject to a manu recall twice, and has been repaired 7 times, in the 5 years I have been in this flat

    Even more annoying, is when you have to tell the fitter, how to fault check a room thermostat, as he was clueless himself (Electrical, so treat like a light switch, and just jump the two internal wires. If the boiler then fires up, then you know it's fucked) lol.
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    Anyone who has one of these meters is a bit mental IMO. You're paying at least 10% more for gas/electric AND you have to go out and buy it! Better to be on a monthly direct debit.
    I saved a fair wedge when I changed suppliers and got them to take the Quantum meters out. Costs me about 120p/m for gas & electric and the heating is on from 6.30a.m. until 11p.m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dux View Post
    Anyone who has one of these meters is a bit mental IMO. You're paying at least 10% more for gas/electric AND you have to go out and buy it! Better to be on a monthly direct debit.
    I saved a fair wedge when I changed suppliers and got them to take the Quantum meters out. Costs me about 120p/m for gas & electric and the heating is on from 6.30a.m. until 11p.m.
    Maybe not as mental as you think.

    Though right now, pre-payment generally is more expensive, it does offer those on a limited income (Such as myself), peace of mind, knowing that they have their bills covered, and that the most important things, are covered.

    However, there is now general pressure from the goverment, to ensure that those on social tariffs like pre-payment, are not unfairly penalised, if they choose to pay this way.

    The big plus for energy company's, is that no matter what happens, pre-pay bills are always paid and on time, less maintenance needed, and in quite a number of cases now, no need to send a meter reader out to the home, as meter readings can be done remotely via the credit key.

    I'm currently with the kraut bastards E.oN, and on the gas supply, they no longer do a standing charge for the meter, and there is now talk of doing it on their electrical meters too.

    As for me, got a 1 bedroom flat on the top floor (3 story block), and total spend per month on pre-pay, is around 50 per month, 40 of which is electric. I only need gas for cooking, and hot water.
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    Stan, are you still living on Notts ??
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    with these Landis Gyr Gas Meter they are prone to all sorts to make them play up. try inserting ur card and leave it in the meter for 30 seconds. it should reset the meter. if i go these type of meters i change them right away there rubbish

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidgloves View Post
    Stan, are you still living on Notts ??
    Still up @ J25

    Hopefully for not much longer.
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