How to read your dial electricity meter

To read a dial meter look at the position of the pointers on the dials and follow these instructions:

  • Read the dials from left to right, starting with the dial marked 10,000.
  • Ignore the dial marked 1/10 as it is only used for testing.
  • When the pointer is between two numbers, always write down the lower number. This is not necessarily the nearest number to the pointer.
  • If the pointer is exactly on a number, write it down and underline it.
  • If any of the numbers that you have underlined are followed by a 9, you will need to take one away from the number that you have underlined.

The reading on this example is 94694