How to Read Your Meter

  1. Read the numbers for each dial going from right to left.
  2. Always read the numbers in the direction the arrow on the dial is pointing.
  3. If the pointer is between two numbers, always select the smaller number, unless the pointer is between 0 and 9, then select 9.
  4. If a pointer is directly on a number, look at the dial to its immediate right. If its pointer has not passed zero, record the lower number.

The reading for this example is 2984.

Dials show four meters. First meter labeled "million" is pointing between 2 and 3. Next 100 Thousand meeter is between 9 and 0. 10 thousand meter points between 9 and 8. Thousand meter points between 4 and 5.