Here’s your guide on how to setup your PHCN EDMI Prepaid meter from any of the PHCN companies e.g Ikeja or Eko electric.
All steps below should/may only work when there’s power in your area and the prepaid meter is blinking green and red light.
Step 1 — Connect the EDMI box to the Meter outside
Your prepaid EDMI box should come with a piece of paper that includes your meter no and 2 token Numbers.
The first step to setting things up before trying any of the short codes is to connect the box to the one outside.
Enter your meter no and hit enter. You should see the words “Connect” on the screen and then “Success” after a few seconds. If this step fails, make sure you’re close enough to the box outside and also that there’s power(light) in your area. I noticed that if there’s no light, you can’t connect to the box.
This step registers your EDMI box to the device outside.
Step 2 — Activate your EDMI box with tokens
To activate Your EDMI box, you’d need to input the 2 20 digit tokens that were issued with the meter and EDMI box.
Enter them one after the other, pressing enter each time. Wait for the “Success” prompt each time before continuing.
Step 3 — Top up / Buy power tokens
PHCN gives you 100kW of power the when you purchase a meter. They take this money back the first time you load purchase credit for your new meter.
For example, rather than getting around 118 units for N6k, you’ll end up with 18units. When you recharge subsequently, you’ll then get the full value of your recharge.
Step 4 — Load token.
Input your token into your EDMI box and it should show you your new credit/unit balance as a result of your recent top up.
If you are still having issues, visit the nearest PHCN customer center.