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Pole Transformer problem

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  1. furriner

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    Does anybody know: Will NORECO lease you a transformer like they do in Siquijor?


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    My lights were blinking once and my neighbors didn't. It turned out to be my defective master breaker. If you suspect that, check to see if the breaker is warm (mine was)
     
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    Wow! Good you fixed that. Your electrical service might be 50A or more, a real fire hazard when dissipating all that energy into the breaker if the breaker would have gone into complete failure.


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    Excellent point I failed to mention, if you have a loose connection at a breaker it will feel warm and you could see overheating of the wires attached to the breakers (main and branch).

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    Maybe Noreco still does repairs.
    I stopped by POLARIS yesterday and they told me they(POLARIS) are no longer allowed to perform repairs.
    If the voltage at my house was down at 167 volts I would get a new transformer real quick before my fridge got damaged
     
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    Wait a minute. If your voltage is at 167v, that does not mean a bad transformer. It most likely means that the current shared transformer is overloaded. You might want to get a “separate” transformer, for yourself, not a new transformer to replace the existing one the serves you plus neighbors. But that is only if is your load that is bringing the voltage down (under voltage is your fault). If you have normal load, then you should expect 220v to your refrigerator without your having to buy a new transformer and NORECO should pay for whatever that takes. If you are running 3 air conditioners, that is different. Then you buy or lease a new transformer.


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    If POLARIS isn't allowed to perform repairs (likely means NORECO isn't allowing it), does that mean NORECO will be selling transformers? If POLARIS can't repair, can they install?
     
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    Hmmm. I am missing a lot here. Why would we care if Polaris can repair or install? Don’t we delegate all that work back to the utility rather than try to micromanage that ourselves? Of course, in the USA the consumer would do nothing and let the utility fix and pay for the whole issue without the consumer even having to know how to spell “transformer”. We would have no idea if the name of the company that supplies the transformers, much less “buy” one. Yes, we are not in the USA but it would seem the utility would have an interest in handling some of the details themselves. Prosielco in Siquijor operates more like the USA model but they will give you the specs to buy your own transformer if you want. Otherwise, they send over an engineer to do a study and provide the equipment needed to operate and you pay only for anything above “normal” load. They worry about supplying you the hardware. I’ll bet MERALCO does the same.


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    I don't know if Noreco actually sells transformers. In the past people would buy a transformer from POLARIS or wherever and it would be sent to Noreco for testing and installation.
    Rewinding a transformer is not rocket science so maybe someone does it.
     
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