Make the most of your Chameleon 3 in-home display for smart meter. Find out the basics of how to use it and help you monitor your energy better.
What's on your in-home display monitor?
Signal strength - Shows if your in-home display is close enough to your meter.
Battery - Remember to plug your in-home display in and keep it charged. There are two battery symbols. One shows ‘low battery’, the other shows whether ‘mains connected’. They should not appear at the same time.
Budget marker - Shows the maximum you want to spend each day.
Cost display - Shows your costs. Use the arrow keys in the control panel to scroll back through costs for previous days. Consumption (kWh) is shown on the lower display. This will swap over when looking at how much energy you’re using.
Budget dial - See how much of your daily budget you’ve used.
Fuel view - See your electricity use, gas use – or both.
Control panel - Use this to control your in-home display.
Traffic light - Shows you how much energy you’re using right now. Green is great. Amber means you’ve got a few things on. Red means it’s time to switch something off! Remember, your in-home display takes a few days to learn what’s normal for you – so keep an eye on what the traffic light is telling you over the weeks to come.
Using your smart meter in-home display
Get more familiar with the main screen menus and displays and find out in detail what the main functions do.
Home - Use this touch control to cancel what you’re doing and go to the home screen.
Now - Shows what you’re using right now.
Fuel - If you’re tracking electricity and gas, the home screen shows you both combined. If you want to see this individually, tap on the fuel button. One tap for electricity, two for gas, three to show you both together.
Calendar - Use this to check what you used today – or so far this week, month or year. Tap once for a view of this week, twice for this month – and three times for this year. If you want to see what you’ve used in previous weeks or months, use the arrow keys as well.
Menu/OK - Tap OK, then use arrows to scroll through your account information,meter readings, settings and to set your budget.
Forward and back - Use the arrows to scroll through options or information on the screen. On the home screen, you can use the arrows to move between days to see your usage over the last week.
Challenge yourself to a daily energy budget
Tap the OK button to open the settings menu.
Tap the arrow buttons to scroll through to settings option then tap OK. Use arrows again to get to 'set budget' and press OK. Using arrows again, increase or decrease your daily budget then tap OK when you're happy with the amount.
Tap this button, and you’ll see your budget marker in a new position.
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