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Old 02-11-2020, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by USMCPOP View Post
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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