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Old 05-27-2016, 09:15 PM   #1
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High Voltage at Park

This is the voltage at my site! I am also using a Hughes Autoformer.
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This is the voltage at my site! I am also using a Hughes Autoformer.
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You might want to take the Hughes out of the circuit. Depending on when it was built, it may always boost a small amount.

That is high voltage but still in the normal range.
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This is the voltage at my site! I am also using a Hughes Autoformer.
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Maybe someone can chime in, but I thought a Progressive Surge Protector or similar was needed for overvoltage protection. Does the Hughes Autoformer protect you from high or low voltage? I don't think it does.
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Maybe someone can chime in, but I thought a Progressive Surge Protector or similar was needed for overvoltage protection. Does the Hughes Autoformer protect you from high or low voltage? I don't think it does.

The Hughes has no protection for high voltage. It boosts low voltage but at a certain point it drops out & just passes the low voltage through. The Hughes has surge protection but is not an EMS like the Progressive.
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I don't believe that the 126v shown would even be high enough for the Progressive unit to kick out!
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One little thing to check....

I have the same volt meter shown in the photo. When I first installed it in a socket where it lives now, I noted the voltage seemed high. So I went and got my calibrated lab volt meter. Plugged them both into the same outlet. The little meter was reading about 4.5 volts high.
I adjusted the meter with the little screw on the front.(Use Care Just A Little Turn is all that is needed) It has been dead on for years now. Even DW knows when she is over loading a weak park system.
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Read the spec on AC transmission. 127 is on the high side but still safe to use inside on AC items. Now if it measured 145, then I would tell you to check your netural connection
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I don't believe that the 126v shown would even be high enough for the Progressive unit to kick out!
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Read the spec on AC transmission. 127 is on the high side but still safe to use inside on AC items. Now if it measured 145, then I would tell you to check your netural connection
Correct. Standard voltage is 120. The Progressive Industries surge protectors will allow +10% and will not shut off until voltage reaches the 132 volt level. A voltage of 126 or 127 wouldn't worry me at all.
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I appreciate all of your comments and suggestions. I've used this meter for two years and never got a rating that high and was concerned. When the generator is running the meter reading does not concern me.


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I would still recommend replacing your meter with a digital one. Analog meters simply aren't as accurate as digital ones unless you have a way of periodically checking them against a reference. This is the one I purchased; it's pretty inexpensive http://smile.amazon.com/80-300V-Volt...rch_detailpage
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Done! Thanks you.


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The voltage indicated, even if inaccurately high, is ok for usage. IMHO.
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