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Hi guys. I want to run a total of 4800 watts. Its not a huge amount but however i am a little concerned as I read an article by country energy south australia that they have the tech to get knowledge of who is grkowing.

I have a smart meter.
Just curious is it too much power and it will be flagged. And secondly can they tell you are doing 18/6hrs or 12/12hrs?

Bloody smart metres.
I have cancer and need my medication.

The shop down here in s.a reckons its fine. Just pay the bill and youll have no issues. But im curious to know if THEY know you are growing.

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I cant say about SA but I KNOW that in WA the energy utility can and does monitor specific usages that exhibit non-standard "peaks" in power offtake. For instance, if you suddenly begin using an additional 4.8 K Watts, then this would be noted and reported.

The obvious solution is to get solar power !!! or to very slowly increase your usage so as not to draw attention to a sudden change in demand.


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Logic would say don't let your use spike at certain hours. I know through summer by turning off the hot water switch at the fuse box it offsets using an additional small aircon in my sons room. If your worried just see where you can save power to cover the grow. For instance I know a few people who have moved their gas BBQs inside to use instead of the stove.

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I have never heard of anyone getting done for power use although I may be wrong. Stealing power yes, that gets you busted, using heaps of power and paying your bills on time, no worries.


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Also 4800w sounds like a lot are your calculations correct? how much light power is that? unless you got some monster grow 4800w is like 8 x 600w lights.


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This is something that I worry about too (a little) but I'm reasonably confident that if you pay your bill on time, every time then you're a good customer and they will leave you alone.

 

I've never heard of anyone getting busted because of a few $K power bill, that got paid. I think police resources are mostly tied up in amphetamines and other more pressing issues.

 

I know someone that got raided when he turned off 6000w of light and stopped using power. Power company probably thought - this growers started stealing power.

 

I know another couple that got raided when they complained about a huge power bill that was caused by a faulty meter (they werent growing anything)

 

Both cases in SA.


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my bill without growing is 1300,00 a quarter never had a knock on the door  


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my bill without growing is 1300,00 a quarter never had a knock on the door

Wtf that's crazy high. I don't even hit 1k running 3 aircons with 4 tvs on and a house full of teenagers

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Wtf that's crazy high. I don't even hit 1k running 3 aircons with 4 tvs on and a house full of teenagers

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Thx guys yes 5 people in my house. And i am growing with 4 x600s and my bill was $1400.

Now i have 6x 600s and 3 x 400s.

6 plants. A 600w above each. And down the middle i have vert 400s MH bulbs for density and quality.

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