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SKY

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I not sure if others have noticed but I have noticed that over the last few months in my local area Essex that voltages have been dropping to become more in line with 230v.

I know harmonization occurred a good few years ago, but I was always seeing voltage or 240 to 245 until very recently I noticed an overall drop on all jobs I do.

Has anyone else noticed this.
 

telectrix

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i blame eon and the frogs. when the voltage has been dropped to the point where nothing will work, napoleon will invade.
 

stef

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I not sure if others have noticed but I have noticed that over the last few months in my local area Essex that voltages have been dropping to become more in line with 230v.

I know harmonization occurred a good few years ago, but I was always seeing voltage or 240 to 245 until very recently I noticed an overall drop on all jobs I do.

Has anyone else noticed this.
Hi Sky, it is 235v around Hampshire.
 

Brightspark2

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Maybe the DNO have relised how good these voltage optimisation units are and are now fitting them in the sub stations...















:rolleyes4: Yeah sure...
 

plugsandsparks

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Just checked mine and it peaked at 253v bobbed down to 251v, used to be 242v or thereabouts, better get to Ikea and get a supply of lamps, eeek
 
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It would take a couple of minutes per transformer if the voltage were altered at the 33/11KV level.
I lowered our works 440V plant supplies to 400V. It lasted for about ½ a shift before I put it back. Every man and his dog was moaning at me.
 

snowhead

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Less likelyhood of a sudden demand in the Summer so the voltage can be lower.
Quite likely a lot of work is being done on the H.V network so there may be a strain on what's left live.

I'm only guessing tho'
 

Strima

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Running smooth at 248V here...
 
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Mine's about 240v here but my neighbour, Optimus Prime, is at a constant 12v.
 
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