Someone I know is in the process of buying a house which has a British
Gas smart meter installed. Ignoring for a moment the portability issues
to a new provider, I presume it comes with some sort of SED (smart
Energy Display) which sits on a shelf somewhere a bit more accessible
that six feet under the stairs.
If the vendor has lost (or otherwise fails to hand over) the SED, how
easy is it to get a replacement?
Not all of those are EDs, rather than the previous generation of
"clip-on" power monitor.
That suggests the street price is around ?15, and thus maybe BG don't
hand them out free (or even at all without a fight).
Can any [BG] SED be DIY paired with any [BG] meter or is it not quite as
simple as that?
It also shows that given there's a market for these, it's well worth
asking if the vendor has made a quick buck selling it, and it's
therefore unavailable rather than tucked in a cupboard somewhere.
It should be very easy once its paired. I am told this as they tell me when
they eventually take delivery of the talking display, which offgen says
they already should have, they will fit a standard meter and pair the new
display to it. I have no idea of the protocol, but it does assumedly only
work one way. I'd hat for somebody like a polish criminal to threaten to cut
off Birmingham if they don't get paid zillions of bitcoins!
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