Understanding how the UMEME Yaka and the meter

Ever since the YAKA meter (new model) was introduced in 2019 with inbuilt systems to allow UMEME control and monitor usage with support cellular 3G/4G channel communication, some of our readers are still not conversant with how the meters and YAKA work.

How to buy YAKA

After the pre-loaded units have run out,

Mobile Money: MTN(*165*4*1*1*2#) and Airtel (185*4*1*2#) and then enter the YAKA Meter Number

Point of Sale: Pay Way, Ezee Money among others

Partner Banks: Finance Trust, Centenary Bank, Equity Bank, Stanbic Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, UBA Bank, Bank of Africa, Bank of Baroda, Absa Bank, Housing Finance Bank, Citi Bank, DFCU Bank, DTB Bank, Post Bank, Orient Bank, KCB Bank, GT Bank, NC Bank.

How to load a token on the Yaka interface

After purchasing the token,

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  • Plug the Hexing Yaka interface into a socket
  • Load the token number and press ENTER (or button on the bottom right).
  • If it shows ‘FAILED’ after loading the token,
  • Kindly ensure the meter is plugged into a power source
  • Input your meter number into the Yaka interface and press ENTER (or button on the bottom right)
  • Load the token and press ENTER. The meter will show CONNECTING and token will successfully be loaded.

Important Hexing Yaka Meter Codes to note

CodeFunction
800Total active forward energy
801Credit balance
802Current Date
803Current Time
804Check your Meter serial number
805SGC number
806Reason for UMEME current operation
807See your Current Meter status
808Total instantaneous power
809View the Tariff index
810Overdraft limit
811Emergency credit
812Turn off the low-units beep alarm
813See the total amount Units active yesterday
814The total active units of the current month
815Last Yaka Token Date
816Last Token purchase time
817Last received Yaka Token amount
818Return logoff TOKEN
819Check scheduled Times for UMEME Power Off in your area
820Total active energy for last1 month
821Total active energy of the last 2 months
822Total active units for the last 3 months
823Total active energy for the last 4 months
824Total active energy for the last 5 months
825Total active energy of the last 6 months
830TOKEN number of your 1st recharge
831TOKEN code of your 2nd last recharge
832TOKEN number of the 3rd last recharge
833TOKEN code of your 4th last recharge
834TOKEN number of your 5th last recharge
835TOKEN code of the 6th last recharge
836TOKEN number of your 7th last recharge
837TOKEN code of your 8th last recharge
838TOKEN number of your 9th last recharge
839TOKEN code of your 10th last recharge
865Check if your Meter is in normal mode

Why am I given different units for purchases made of similar amounts?

  • For every first purchase in each month, a discount rate of UGX 250 applies for each of the first 15 units. This doesn’t apply for second or subsequent purchase within the same month
  • For the same 1st purchase, a standard service fee of UGX 3,360 applies as set in the electricity tariff.
  • For any other subsequent purchases within the month, the service fee and the discounted units don’t apply.
  • Please note that all the purchases are subject to VAT charge of 18%.
NoItem1st Purchase (UGX)2nd Purchase (UGX)
11-15 units (Monthly)@250/=Not Applicable
216 Plus units (Monthly)Dependent on the prevailing rateDependent on the prevailing rate
3Standard Service Fee3,360Not Applicable
4VAT18%18%

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