power brownout logger?
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
> 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.
Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
PO Box 1236 (510) 558-9366
Berkeley, CA 94701-1236
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