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czeckit

05:36PM | 04/04/04
Member Since: 03/18/04
10 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
We have been having problems with dimming lights in the house for the last couple days. Today I had a friend come over with a voltmeter and measure the voltage in our breaker panel. It seems when nothing is running, the voltage is around 130 volts. When I turn on the dryer or central air unit, the voltage drops to around 115V, then go up to 123V and stays there until the appliance is turned off. It then goes back up to 130V. We have a 175V mercury vapor yardlight that go out everytime we turn the dryer on at night. It comes on a few minutes later, but it is very annoying. Do you think this is the electric company's problem. We have large wire coming into the house panel (200A), but the wire from the transformer overhead is only around #2 guage. All of our connections look good. What do you think?? Thanks

bcelect

06:28AM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
It sounds like you may have a loose connection somewhere, You should have an electrician check it out. Is your yardlight really 175 volts or is it 125 volts? What voltage did you wire it to if only 125/230v is available?

czeckit

01:30PM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 03/18/04
10 lifetime posts
Sorry, I meant to say 175 watts. It is a 120V light. I'm guessing the voltage drops below 120V for a split second, but it is low enough for the light to turn off, then turn on again when it goes up to 120+. We looked at all the connections and they all look good. Would the supply wire being too small cause a problem? And, is the transformer voltage supposed to be set that high? Thanks
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