Why is my prepaid meter showing red light?

Why is my prepaid meter showing red light?

  • It's completely normal for there to be a flashing red light on your meter. In fact, the light shows that energy is being used – and sometimes it will flash faster if there is more energy being used. 

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    • What do I do when your prepaid meter is not working?

      Unplug the keypad and plug it into a different power outlet socket that is closer to the main distribution board.  Unplug all the appliances near the keypad.  Systematically disconnect other household appliances that are plugged in and switch on and ...