DIY Doctor

Main navigation

how do is seperate two consumer units on one meter

Postby joero40 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:15 am

i have two consumer units on one line and i wanted to separate them so that each has its own bill .shall i just call an electician myself or wat?please help
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:07 am


Simply Build It

Postby singer » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:40 am

As I understand it power consumption from either consumer unit is measured by one meter at present which is provided and is the property of the local supply authority. You dont say what these two consumer units are feeding but if we assume they are feeding two seperate buildings or ground floor and first floor of the same building you have 2 options.
1st option is to apply to the supply authority to have another meter fitted, in which case you would have to set up another consumer account etc in which case each unit would receive its own bill - less complicated. (Supply authority may require certification from yourself or a competent person - check when applying)
2nd option is to purchase and install your own meter either credit or prepayment connected in line with the incoming supply to one of the units.
Consumption recorded on existing meter is total for both units. Deduct consumption from sub-meter to determine individual consumer unit consumptions. More complicated and inclined to lead to disputes especially if each consumer unit has different customer/tenant/user.
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:47 pm

Postby ericmark » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:48 pm

You need to talk to the supply authority who may be different from billing agent in this area they will supply a meter and isolator which you can connect a consumer unit to but in other areas they require you to provide the isolator so you need to ask them what they require.

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics