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House Builder's Forum / Re: Fluctuating house voltage
« Last post by Taman Tun on February 01, 2019, 07:50:58 PM »
Hi Johnnie, that transformer is pretty good for high power items, but maybe consider a UPS for more delicate items like computers:- This one has input range from 140-300 V and gives good stable output. I hope you have KF running on one of these!


Product details UPS APC BX800LI-MS 2 year warranty by INGRAM, SYNNEX, SIS
Output power capacity 415Watts / 800VA
Max Configurable Power (Watts) 415Watts / 800VA
Nominal Output Voltage 230V
Output Frequency 50/60 Hz +/- 1 Hz
Output Frequency 50/60 Hz +/- 1 Hz
Topology Line Interactive
Waveform type Stepped approximation to a sinewave
Output Connections (1) IEC 320 C13 (Battery Backup)
Transfer Time 4ms typical: 6ms maximum
Nominal Input Voltage 230V
Input frequency 50/60 Hz +/- 3 Hz (auto sensing)
Input Connections IEC-320 C14, NEMA 5-15P
Cord Length 1.22meters
Input voltage range for main operations 140 - 300V
Number of Power Cords 1
Type of Input Protection Required 3-pole breaker
Maximum Input Current 7.0A
Input Power Factor at Full Load 0.52
Batteries & Runtime
Battery type maintenance-free sealed Lead-Acid battery with suspended electrolyte: leakproof
Included Battery Modules 1
Typical recharge time 6hour (s)
Replacement Battery APCRBC110
Expected Battery Life (years) 2 - 4
Runtime View Runtime GraphView Runtime Chart
Efficiency View Efficiency Graph
Communications & Management
Control panel LED status with load and battery bar-graphs and On Line: On Battery: Replace Battery: and Overload Indicators
Audible Alarm Alarm on battery: distinctive low battery alarm: overload continuous tone alarm
Surge Protection and Filtering
Surge energy rating 273Joules
Physical
Maximum Height 200mm, 20.0CM
Maximum Width 115mm, 11.5CM
Maximum Depth 256mm, 25.6CM
Net Weight 6.5KG
Shipping weight 6.7KG
Shipping Height 290mm, 29.0CM
Shipping Width 205mm, 20.5CM
Shipping Depth 345mm, 34.5CM
Color Black
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Operating Temperature 0 - 40 ° C
Operating Relative Humidity 0 - 95%
Operating Elevation 0-3000meters
Storage Temperature -15 - 40 ° C
Storage Relative Humidity 0 - 95%
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Audible noise at 1 meter from surface of unit 45.0dBA
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Standard warranty 2 years repair or replace
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House Builder's Forum / Fluctuating house voltage
« Last post by Johnnie F. on February 01, 2019, 07:18:28 PM »
Quote from: ken kenobie on k-f
I don’t know if its just where I live out in the bush , but recently the mains voltage to the house seems to be fluctuating all the time.

Any one else suffering the same annoying house voltage problem

It's a huge problem almost anywhere out in the sticks; it will be felt especially in the summer months from March to June, when many people operate their air conditioners. Worst it is from around 7 to 9 p.m., when people come home from work and start their rice cookers. Then the voltage drops in some places even below 140V. At that voltage your air conditioner will eat full electricity but not cool at all, your fans might get stuck and the motors burn through etc.

There are AVR (automatic voltage regulator) available. but alas, if you don't plan carefully and get what you actually need, you might end up with even more problems than before. It needs to have sufficient power for your needs, or it might shut off all at voltage too low, and your fridge is without power until you notice the problem and switch manually. Only some automatically switch to "bypass" then.

Best are those with "pump" function, not just bypass, in case they cannot manage the step-up transformation. Those automatically switch to operation with capacitors instead of transformers, when the transformer cannot handle it anymore due to too much draft and too little input. They will eat a lot more kW, but keep things working.

I use a Voltage Step-Up Transformer I can adjust manually, and after that a medium size AVR, cost together about 30,000 THB. Makes up to  3 air cons and water heaters etc. still work fine, when much of Thailand suffers from too low voltage to cool down.



If I started from the beginning, I would buy this (only, instead of strong voltage step-up transformer and medium size AVR):

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/cbc-automatic-voltage-stabilizer-20kva-i165812169-s202888502.html

If you're already having problems, don't buy one of those cheaper AVRs. Good ones suitable to help air cons etc. cost 25,000 THB up. And don't expect them to lower your electricity bill. But they help to get what you pay for in any case!


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you have to show the 800,000 is in the bank 3 months after your ext is granted also 400,000 must remain in the bank at all times.
will you be checked on your 90 days, will it be a bank letter or just an updated bank book with photo stat copy, as i'm sure they will want to check your bank balance hasn't fallen below 400,000 before they issue you a 90 day report stamp.

If you don't update your bank book regularly, the bank will put a "combine" in your bank book, that is the sums of all deposits and all withdrawals in the time range since the last update, no balance at single transactions will be shown. If you need to know and show all the transactions with the resulting balances, you got to go to your bank and have them print out the combine on a separate sheet. More running around!
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i would never have come here if i didn't have the funds to support myself, i'm not having a pop at anyone, live your life how you think fit, but when i see expats building homes (to put in a thai name) buying new cars, supporting their thai family, but not having the funds for the most important thing, their visa/ext i fail to understand. as posted by t/t don't rely on your pension, weve seen how embassys perform.

Many expats I know went even further, breaking all bridges to back home, not thinking about someday the necessity might arise to move back. It's hard not to 'walk on knife's edge', taking care of and maintaining for every eventuality before that step to move here for a retirement.

For example I still have a condo and house in Germany. They bring me some rent every month. If I need to move back to Germany I can cancel the rent of a place for my own need. And I have some nieces and grandnieces I keep contact with over Facebook and Skype. They can and will help me when help is needed. Later they might inherit that condo and house.

Thailand is very far from home. For many it might be better to go as far as Spain, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania etc. only, which are not so very different from your home country in Europe, but still affordable.
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i deposited 1 mil in bangkokbank in 2005 to cover my ext it's been there ever since earning a small but welcomed amount of dog beer (interest)

Wow, you can resist the persuasion of your wife and her relatives to use those funds for "something better" than letting it rot in a bank account at an interest well below the inflation rate! :evilgrin
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i deposited 1 mil in bangkokbank in 2005 to cover my ext it's been there ever since earning a small but welcomed amount of dog beer (interest)
i use other accounts for my daily funds + atm from uk if i need.

i would never have come here if i didn't have the funds to support myself, i'm not having a pop at anyone, live your life how you think fit, but when i see expats building homes (to put in a thai name) buying new cars, supporting their thai family, but not having the funds for the most important thing, their visa/ext i fail to understand. as posted by t/t don't rely on your pension, weve seen how embassys perform.

do i have a valid point.

smite thaiga i say  :lol
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The German and Austrian embassies and consulates etc. are still doing the certificates. Things are much easier that way! And people from those countries don't need to have it done by the consulate of their own country, can go to that of another EU-Country.

Wouldn't it be much easier, if the UK had the Euro as currency, and the certification could also be done by the consulate of one of the other European countries? ;)
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how much easier it would be for Immigration if they started up their own Bank or use the government bank just for this sort of thing, they would have all the details they need and the money could sit on a deposit account still earning a bit.

i think it will be the following year, on your next ext they will check that you have retained 400,000 minimum in your account, 3 months after the date for retaining 800,000.
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will you be checked on your 90 days, will it be a bank letter or just an updated bank book with photo stat copy, as i'm sure they will want to check your bank balance hasn't fallen below 400,000 before they issue you a 90 day report stamp.

How could they check, if you're doing the 90-days-report online?
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you have to show the 800,000 is in the bank 3 months after your ext is granted also 400,000 must remain in the bank at all times.
will you be checked on your 90 days, will it be a bank letter or just an updated bank book with photo stat copy, as i'm sure they will want to check your bank balance hasn't fallen below 400,000 before they issue you a 90 day report stamp.

more paperwork. not a good time to bring that extra money in @ 40 to the pound, or maybe it is could get worse :-[

the only people this realy concerns are the ones without the legally required funds, bad guys make hard work for the good :cussing

Thaiga  :cheers
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