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  1. shadow

    shadow DI Forum Luminary

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    You can buy one at most any computer/electronics store starting around P1200, and going up.

    Larry
     
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    Larry -- I owe you one. I have never heard of an Automatic Voltage Regulator. I can sleep better tonight.

    I Googled it and there they were -- all over the place. Thanks.

    --Rich--
     
  3. muddyfeet

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    Low voltage can damage or destroy electrical/electronic equipment.

    There are at least two wires in the circuit, each wire carriers 110/120 volts but each side is opposite phase from the other, hence the voltage measure between them is 220v. Or at least that is the way it is in the US and I assume Philippines is the same way.
     
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    I run AVR's for most of my electric toy's in combination w/ back-up batteries UPS.

    If you have some more expensive toys you want to buy some more reliable one's than the 1200 Peso AVR's.

    Another thing what happens is the ...hmmm lets call it "split-second brownout". What happens when the power is back is, that you have a voltage peak way above 250 V. That can flnuck up your toy's also and the cheap AVR's don't catch the peaks :(.

    A good voltage regulation unit is essential if you have a bigger flatscreen TV.

    Rich321, No computer runs w/ 120 V or 185 or 220V. They all have transformers which transforms to low voltage, so if you use US standard transformer to lower the Voltage 220 --> 110 the result here in Duma would be 190 V --> 95 V (or whatever power you have)
    There is no way around AVR's.

    BTW low voltage makes your meter run faster :( so more income for Noreco.

    Something funny from 2 days ago. A gasoline station closed as they had no gasoline for their generator...

    cheers

    Rhoody

    PS: a year ago exactly that time we wouldn't have power as there would be a scheduled sunday brownout 8am to 5pm
     
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    Can I take AVR from Oman to Dgte? my curiousity? is it possible? Oman use the same voltage as Philippines. Thanks. Happy Sunday!!
     
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    I think Rhoody is referring to what is called a voltage spike.
    Spikes are fast, short duration electrical transients in voltage (voltage spikes), current (current spike), or transferred energy (energy spikes) in an electrical circuit. To protect your equipment from spikes you could buy a surge protector, a simple appliance designed to regulated the voltage supplied.
     
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    What's a good brand and model AVR? Where is a good place to buy one?
     
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    Polaris is a specialized hardwarestore for electricity.(Near PNB)
     
  9. Pedro

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    You will need adapters.

    While they use the same voltage the plugs are different. In your area all the plugs I have seen were round pronged. You may be able to find cheap adapters there or in Duma.
     
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    Pedro, I think I have to buy AVR here, it's cheaper and reliable, I guess.
    Adaptor, yes I can get it there in dgte. It is always low voltage in lawisid area, so need it next time. My house is only occupied 1 month in a year when I'm there, but the rest of the months it's empty. Everytime I'm home I have to fix something, roof especially. Thanks.
     
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