An emerging market has been the self catering holiday industry. Here there is rising concern with the increase in energy consumption in warm and popular holiday destinations, due to the use of air conditioning.
LCI has developed the LT3100S coin meter and LT3500 coin meter aimed at controlling the use of air conditioning. In either case a pre-payment allows use of the air conditioning for a predetermined time but the timer stops counting down when the air conditioning is switched off (LT3500) or when the stop button is pressed (LT3100S).
The LT3100S coin meter can be used with all types of air conditioning units whereas the LT3500 coin meter is only suitable for units which do not incorporate inverter technology.