power brownout logger?

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Sep 6 19:21:23 CDT 2007

On Thu, 6 Sep 2007, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> It took almost 6 months before my power company would come out and
> adjust the taps on the distribution transformer.  Mains voltage was
> about 135/270 volts most of the time.  Incandescent bulbs didn't last
> long.  Now it measures (let's see here) about 123/246.  Close enough.

PG&E (1986): "Oh, well voltages like that wouldn't hurt computers, only
things like electric typewriters."
But, they did install a recording monitor, and a few weeks later adjusted
the voltage.

> Get a UPS if outages are a problem (generator if they last more than
> an hour or so) or a line conditioner if it's just sags and brownouts.
> I've got all three and they get used at least once per year.
> Complaining (unless you're a commercial customer with big bills) will
> generally only get you a bad case of hypertension.
> Cheers,
> Chuck

Fred Cisin                      cisin at xenosoft.com
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