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How do I know if my electric meter is on?

To determine if your electric meter is in working order, there are usually a few simple ways to check. Here are some steps to determine if your meter is in working order:
1. Observe the meter display
Digital meters: Modern meters are mostly digital, and they have a clear display that shows the current electricity usage, electricity bill balance (if supported), or other relevant information. If the display has numbers jumping or shows a stable reading, the meter is in working order.
Mechanical meters: Although less common, some older communities may still use mechanical meters. These meters record electricity usage by turning a dial or needle. If the dial is turning slowly but continuously, or the needle is moving, the meter is working.
2. Check the meter box
Check that the meter box is properly closed and locked. If the meter box is open or damaged, it may affect the normal operation of the meter, but it usually does not directly cause the meter to be "off".
Make sure there are no obstructions around the meter box, such as accumulated debris or vegetation, which may affect the reading or maintenance of the meter.
3. Test with household appliances
Turn on an appliance that consumes a lot of power, such as an electric kettle or hair dryer, and observe the meter's reaction. If the reading on the digital meter is increasing rapidly, or the dial speed of the mechanical meter is significantly faster, then the meter is accurately recording the power consumption, that is, the meter is in working condition.
Note that although this method is intuitive, it is not recommended to use high-power appliances for long periods of time for testing to avoid wasting energy or causing safety hazards.
4. Contact the power supplier
If you still cannot determine the status of the meter through the above methods, or suspect that the meter is faulty, it is best to contact the local power supplier directly. They can provide professional inspection and repair services and answer any questions you have.
5. Pay attention to power outage notices
In some cases, if your area is scheduled to have a power outage due to maintenance, weather, etc., even if the meter itself is not a problem, it may temporarily stop working due to external factors. Therefore, it is also important to pay attention to local power outage notices.

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