Digital Meter

How to take a Meter Read


  1. Press the button on your digital meter to activate the display.
  2. Record the first five numbers from left to right, and make sure to include any zeros. Ignore anything that comes after the decimal point or comma.



The reading for the sample meter above would be 7289.

Dial Clock Meter

How to take a Meter Read


The Dial Clock meter displays a series of dials which you can see in the sample image below.

  1. The top two dials should be ignored as you will retrieve the meter read from the four lower dials from left to right.
  2. If the pointer on the dial is between two numbers, you will always need to choose the lower number. For example, if the pointer is between 3 and 4, you would select 3. If the pointer on the dial points between 0 and 9, you would always use 9.

The reading for the sample meter above would be 6467.