[time-nuts] Line Voltage - USA
jn6wfo at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 01:48:08 EST 2017
Did the utility replace the damaged equipment?
On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 9:33 PM Van Horn, David <
david.vanhorn at backcountryaccess.com> wrote:
> I once had some odd equipment failures which we found out were caused by
> the line voltage being at 142V.
> This was in the mid 80's in Costa Mesa CA. The tech they sent out told me
> they had us on the wrong transformer tap.
> Lowest I've seen was 70V in Hawaii, with everyone coming home about 5PM
> and switching on air conditioners. We had to run our TV on a variac and
> adjust the voltage to keep the picture from shrinking.
> Since those days, that's the numbers I design equipment to, if it is to
> run from 115V supplies. That rule has never let me down.
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