Travel Quiz: Why I Leave Low Electric Current Room?


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Travel Quiz: Why I Leave Low Electric Current Room?


Butch Black1

Hi Andy, Fan slow, voltage low. You are pulling air out of room from front door, maybe there is a mold problem inside?


Gadget

What are the problems caused by low voltage? The whole complex, the whole neighborhood has low voltage. There are problems caused by low voltage, I just put the fan there to demonstrate. After living in rooms with concrete floor for 18 years, they make me know that mold is a problem and rugs just cause them.


Donnie857

When I lived in México we sometimes had the same problem and had to use surge protectors so that electronic items would not be damaged when the voltage would suddenly surge from low to high before stabilizing.


Gadget

OK, voltage regulators is the solution. With low current electric motors burn up, and the voltage regulator, the black box on my laptop will eventually burn up. I have burned up 2-3 in my travel, not a big deal now, but 18 years ago it was a huge problem, a man rewound my black box. HP computer electrical cords are easy to buy now. The electric in my room was not surging, it was constantly way too low, the lights were half, the fans were half, etc.


Donnie857

Hi Andy,
Sorry to hear you are having this problem. I can only speak from my experiences in México. Sometimes CFE (Federal Electric Commission) would have a "medio-apagón" or "brown-out" where the voltage would dip way low, these would last anywhere from just a few seconds to several days. The problem was that when the voltage was returned to normal it would surge first then stabilize at the normal voltage. I guess that is not the situation you are having. Sorry I wasn't able to help you
By the way, I really enjoyed the videos with your mom in Guatemala, she is such a sweet lady, I hope she is well.
Donnie


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