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Re: [Amps] Buck-Boost Transformer Selection

To: Bill Turner <>, Adrian Flynn <>, Amps <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Buck-Boost Transformer Selection
From: Glen Zook via Amps <>
Reply-to: Glen Zook <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:42:54 -0700
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The power company is not very likely to reduce the voltage!  Especially with 
the load placed on the distribution systems during the summer months, the 
company is going to run higher voltage and that means about 127 / 254 VAC.  In 
this area, Dallas, Texas, area, the line voltage has generally been very near 
the 127 / 254 VAC levels since the late 1960s during the warmer months.  I 
don't know about prior to 1967 since I didn't live in the area until April 1967.

The "target" voltage is 125 VAC +/- 2-volts / 250 VAC +/- 4-volts and virtually 
every electric company runs on the "+" side during the warmer months.
Glen, K9STH


On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:25 PM, Bill Turner <> wrote:

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On 6/25/2014 12:18 PM, Adrian Flynn wrote:
> If you monitor the line voltage closely you will find that the "Power 
> Companies" are slowly raising the *Normal Line Voltage* to /*125 volts 
> per leg and 250 volts* *for both legs!*/


Nevertheless, I would ask the power company to fix it. If they refuse, 
then go from there.

73, Bill W6WRT
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