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AC line voltage = 130?

1/25/2001 7:05 PM
AC line voltage = 130?
I was measuring DC voltages in my amp which appeared to be a bit high, so I set the DMM to AC and measured the power line.. 130VAC.  
I know AC voltages are higher than they used to be, but this still seems too high.  
What's a "normal" level?  
P.S. This is in nuke-powered SE Pennsylvania.
1/25/2001 7:28 PM

... i get about 125-132 in SW Penna myself ;)
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1/25/2001 7:40 PM

117v here in Minneapolis
1/25/2001 7:51 PM

Re: 130 vac, have you a calibrated your voltmeter?  
1/25/2001 8:03 PM
Sonic Bloom

"This is in nuke-powered SE Pennsylvania"
Tell your power company to stop using those "super-extra-enriched" uranium pellets!!  
1/25/2001 8:44 PM

Call he electric company and tell them you want a discount on your electric bill for all the unneeded current they are forcing you to use, plus the unecessary wear and tear on all your electric equipment.  
I would imagine most all your appliances are rated at 117v/120v and you are pushing an extra 10-13vac RMS through them... and you have to pay for the extra electrcity for no damn reason and there is a power shortage all over the west coast!!  
If you really have 130vac, call them and tell them to fix it... now.  
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