How do I top up my pay as you go electricity?
How do I top up for the first time?
- Put your key or card into the meter for at least a minute to activate it.
- Top up your key or card at a convenient Payzone or Post Office.
- Put the key or card into your meter. Electricity credit will transfer automatically.
How do I add credit to my electric meter?
If your meter has three barcodes on it, here’s how to apply your top-up for your electricity:
- Press the A until you see add credit.
- Press B to enter the top-up code.
- Use A to enter the code and.
- B to move forward.
- Press and hold B to submit the code.
Can you top up prepayment meters online?
Topping up a smart prepayment meter
There are two ways you can do this – online or via the Shell Energy Top Up app.
How do I top up my electric?
Top up at your nearest Paypoint or Payzone
- After you’ve topped up, insert your key into the meter and wait 5 seconds. This will transfer the credit from you key to the meter.
- When you’ve finished topping up, take your key out of the meter. …
- You should always keep your meter topped up.
Can you top up electric without card?
You can still make top-ups without your Keypad card, as long as you have your 19 digit premise number. This should begin with the numbers ‘98269’ and can be found on an old top up receipt if you have one. If you don’t have your 19 digit premise numbers don’t worry.
What happens if my emergency credit runs out?
If you keep running out of credit
If you run out of credit you’ll build up extra debt to your supplier, for example you’ll need to pay back any emergency credit you use. You can agree how to pay it back with your supplier. If it feels like you’re running out of credit too quickly, paying off debt could be the problem.
How long does Electric last on a meter?
As a rule of thumb, it is 10 years for newly approved induction meters and up to 20 years for static meters.
What is the maximum amount you can put on an electric key British Gas?
You can top up any amount from £1 to £49 in a single transaction. Once you have topped up your British Gas electricity key put it into your meter. The credit will transfer to your meter automatically.
Can I use my electric key in someone else’s meter?
Someone else can top up on your behalf
If you’re unable to get out to a PayPoint or Payzone yourself then a trusted friend, family member or neighbour can top up your key or card on your behalf. They will need to take your key or card with them.
Can I switch from a prepayment meter to a standard meter?
If you’ve moved into a new home with gas and electric prepayment meters, it’s easy to make the switch by contacting the current supplier. If you’re renting, you can also change to a standard meter, but you’ll be liable for any associated fees.
What are smart pay as you go meters?
This ‘pay as you go’ energy is used with a smartcard, token or key that can be topped up at a shop or via a smartphone app. As of 2019, around 4.3 million people in the UK have a prepayment energy meter, according to Ofgem. Learn how they work and how to switch from a prepayment meter to a regular meter.
Are prepayment meters more expensive?
One of the main reasons prepayment meters are more expensive than standard credit meters is simply that they are more effort for the suppliers. … Standard meters also offer a wider choice of tariffs and suppliers, including cheap online deals, direct debit discounts and more. It’s simply a more competitive marketplace.