Welcome to our frequently asked questions section, these are some of the most commonly asked questions we get asked.
What is contained in the box I receive, when I order my electrisave?
You will receive:
1 monitor/display unit/receiver
1 clip on sensor (more can be ordered for 2 or 3 phase systems)
1 instruction manual
Do I need a licensed electrician to install and electrisave?
The easy answer is NO. The electrisave sensors should easily and conveniently clip directly on to the outside of your existing meter wiring with no interruption to your electricity supply. However, if in doubt or concerned about the safety of your existing meter wiring, always consult an electrician before attempting to fit the electrisave yourself.
How long will my order take to be delivered?
Any orders received before 2pm Monday – Friday will be despatched via courier for next day delivery. Orders to Northern and Southern Ireland will be sent via parcel post and delivery will take approx. 7 days
How much guarantee/warranty comes with an electrisave?
JJS Trading Limited who are licensed by Wireless Monitors to sell the electrisave within the UK warrants the electrisave for the period of 1 year, from the date of delivery, to be free of defects in materials or workmanship. (Excludes batteries)
How does the electrisave work?
The electrisave uses a simple clip-on sensor and transmitter inside your existing meter box to transmit a real time reading of actual power being used, to a portable LCD display (monitor) inside the home or office. This reading then shows the cost of electricity being used or potentially being wasted and the amount of Co2 gases you are contributing to the environment at any one point in time.
Can I save money by using the electrisave?
Yes, by reducing energy wastage. The electrisave lets you know how much your electricity is costing allowing you make informed decisions on which appliances to use, which appliances are costing the most to run and serving as a constant reminder to turn off unneeded appliances. Trials have shown savings of up to 25% of a household’s power bills are achievable, the electrisave is reliant on your household or office changing their energy habits through education and learning by using the electrisave, and therefore individual results will vary.
How sensitive is the electrisave?
The electrisave is sensitive enough to register the savings made by switching off a single 20-watt light.
How big is the electrisave?
The electrisave sensor and transmitter fit easily into a standard UK meter box. The electrisave display unit (monitor) measures approx 110mm x 120mm x 30mm, and has an easy to read display. The display unit is a modern design that will blend in well with the decor of most homes.
What is the range of the display unit from the sensor?
The wireless monitor (display unit) has a nominal range of 30m from the transmitter.
Where is the electrisave made?
The electrisave was designed in Australia and manufactured in China to UK quality standards. The electrisave comes with a 12 month replacement warranty.
What else does the electrisave do?
The electrisave displays total household electricity cost, power consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, temperature and humidity. It also has a user settable peak load alarm (alerting of excessive electricity usage) and can be set to display kilowatts or amps.
The electrisave is also a way of educating the whole of your family or office colleagues about the effects of their energy usage both on the cost of energy they are using/wasting and on the effect this electricity usage is having on the health of the planet we all live upon.
Will Electrisave calculate my electricity bill?
NO. Electrisave is not an accumulation revenue meter and cannot check your energy bill. However, iIt may be used to monitor individual circuits of metered premises to estimate their share of power use.
How long will batteries last in Electrisave?
Good quality AA size alkaline batteries should give an operating life of 12 months if the electrisave is not set to MAX. This relates to how often the transmitter sends a signal to the receiver, if set to MAX the transmitter will send a signal every 12 seconds. Constantly running the electrisave on MAX will result in batteries lasting 4 months. Once you are familar with the running costs of your appliances it is recommended to alter your electrisave to receive a signal every 60 seconds. Refer to the user manual for full details
How do I install my electrisave?
Installation of an electrisave is quick and easy, for full instructions on how to install an electrisave in your home visit the installation section within this website