What hours are night rate elec? — Bulb Community

What hours are night rate elec?

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  • edited November 2017
    Presuming you're talking about economy 7, confusingly that depends on the meter you have.

    Most don't account for BST either so the hours change twice a year compared to standard time.

    If your meter has a clock, I'd recommend that you check to make sure that's accurate (to GMT) as whatever time your night rate starts is measured from that clock. If it's out by more than 15 minutes, I'd suggest requesting an engineer visit to correct it.

    Someone from Bulb will no doubt pipe up soon to confirm the specific times of your meter from looking at your account though.


    (There are a few other threads hanging around about this here too. One in particular about incorrect clocks being this one)
  • edited April 8
    Another way..

    On your electricity bill you'll see something like this


    Make a note of the 3 digit "Meter Time Switch Code" and search for it on here

    **EDIT**
    The link is now dead, common codes here:
    Code Time
    500 Single rate
    501 Single rate
    801 Single rate
    802 Single rate
    803 Cheap: 23:30 – 06:30 clock time
    804 Cheap: 23:30 – 06:30 clock time
    805 Cheap: 23:30 – 06:30 GMT
    806 Cheap: 23:30 – 06:300 GMT
    807 Cheap: Midnight – 0700 GMT
    808 Cheap: Midnight – 0700 GMT
    809 Cheap: Midnight – 0700 GMT
    810 Cheap: Midnight – 0700 GMT
    811 Cheap: 00:30 – 07:30 GMT
    812 Cheap: 00:30 – 07:30 GMT
    813 Cheap: 00:30 – 07:30 clock time
    814 Cheap: 00:30 – 07:30 GMT
    815 Cheap: 00:30 – 07:30 GMT
    816 Cheap: 00:30 – 07:30 clock time
    817 Cheap: 00:30 – 07:30 clock time
    830 Cheap: 01:00 – 08:00 clock time
    831 Cheap: 01:00 – 08:00 clock time

    As an example, mine changed from 801 (single rate/non E7)


    to 811 (E7 00:30-07:30) after having my E7 meter fitted...

  • @mowcius @phproxy Wow, do either of you guys want a job =) cracking knowledge there. @EWilliams Your meter runs:

    Day: 0730-2330
    Night: 0000-0730, 2330-2400

    And correct, this won't change with BST so keep an eye when those clocks move.

    Thanks!
    Laura
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