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Old 02-11-2020, 10:00 PM
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I think some areas in Japan are 100v. Thailand is 220, 50 HZ. When I was there 40 years ago, I was lucky to get maybe 170v in the evening. Had to use a multi-tap step-up transformer to get fluorescent lamps to light up. As the night wore on, it alarmed and I'd have to turn it down. Our present house in Thailand doesn't have a very good electric supply. When it gets really hot, there's not enough voltage to run an air conditioner. My wife and her neighbors petitioned the electric company to upgrade the transformer(s). That was 2 years ago and nothing has been done.

(And the city water was a joke. Leave the tap open for a few hours to get 5 gallons of water during the peak times.)


A reminder of how much we take for granted here in the USA most of the time.


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Old 02-11-2020, 10:21 PM
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I think some areas in Japan are 100v. Thailand is 220, 50 HZ. When I was there 40 years ago, I was lucky to get maybe 170v in the evening. Had to use a multi-tap step-up transformer to get fluorescent lamps to light up. As the night wore on, it alarmed and I'd have to turn it down. Our present house in Thailand doesn't have a very good electric supply. When it gets really hot, there's not enough voltage to run an air conditioner. My wife and her neighbors petitioned the electric company to upgrade the transformer(s). That was 2 years ago and nothing has been done.

(And the city water was a joke. Leave the tap open for a few hours to get 5 gallons of water during the peak times.)
To make matters worse, part of Japan is 50 Hertz, and the rest is 60 Hertz.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:47 PM
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Is there a big company around that has a shift change around that time and a lot of machines starting up?

At my last place of employment, we had morning settings on the welders and afternoon settings to get it to weld the same. That was the only thing that we could figure out.


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I suspect the voltage variation issues are a combination of daylight hour operation of the hundred or so pump jacks, the 3 or 4 oil and gas facilities, and the 100 or so farm/residential users on this 3 phase branch.

FWIW, our ranching friends had to install check valves on their house water systems to prevent supply issues. Seems that when you feed a few hundred cows through the morning, they all want water about the same time lunch prep happens. I've been told that their kitchen sink faucets would suck air during lunch prep because the houses are on the highest point on the property, and the well pumps can't meet the high demand.
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Note very similar:
https://erie.craigslist.org/tls/d/gi...075944190.html

As I said before, go to the miller website, down load the manual for this one
and see if the guts of the machine are the same.
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How accurately could you be able to tell after doing that, Doug?
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How accurately could you be able to tell after doing that, Doug?
What is your question sir ?
In English this time ?
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Old 03-13-2020, 07:49 AM
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Same as this one too:
https://meadville.craigslist.org/tls...088357631.html
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Old 03-13-2020, 12:22 PM
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...and yet...another...
https://erie.craigslist.org/tls/d/gi...104980751.html
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