Most dial meters have a row of dials, with pointers going round from 0 to 9. They rotate clockwise and anticlockwise alternately.

First things first, you can ignore the red dial. You only need to read the five dials, starting from the one marked ‘10,000’ down to the one marked '1'.


To read your meter:

  1. Read along the five dials from left to right, writing down the numbers from left to right.
  2. If the pointer on any of the dials is between two numbers, record the lower number.
  3. If the pointer is exactly on a number, record the next lowest number - unless the pointer on the dial to its right has passed zero.


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