[clug] [Offtopic] Mains voltage fluctuations

Ian Matters iristech at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 21:15:19 GMT 2008

Hi Peter.

Off the top of head I'm pretty sure that the spec for mains voltage in  
Australia is 230V +/- 10% so the variations that you describe are  
within that spec.  Transients are a different matter though.  Maybe  
that's what's causing your problem.

Ian Matters

On 02/09/2008, at 7:39 PM, Peter Barker wrote:

> All,
> 	I'm wondering if anyone else here is noticing a significant  
> variation on the mains power voltage in Canberra (Flynn, in  
> particular).
> 	Measuring with my power meter, I'm seeing the voltage vary between  
> 241V and 251V over the course of a day.
> 	I'm *thinking* these voltage problems are what's causing my A/V  
> Receiver to be unhappy. The fault is intermittent: it turns on, but  
> shuts down somewhere between 2 and 10 seconds later, before emitting  
> any sound. It was doing it last night when the measured voltage was  
> 251V, but it started up and ran fine this-morning when the measured  
> voltage was 243V. The problem doesn't *seem* to be temperature.
> Yours,
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