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Re: Power outage...

Posted by Larry Litton on September 29, 2009, 4:18 pm, in reply to "Re: Power outage..."

Well, you could change it now, but this is probably a temp condition. You usually load your house off of the 220 so you don't get "brownouts" when your pump comes on. (standard for Lamanz)
Basically if you live in the flat lands you can use a 110 pump because it doesn't do a lot of work. If your on the hill, you probably go thru pumps. The 220 pump will work less to get the water up the hill and last longer.

Balancing your load thru your house is required so you don't overload one of the legs. This is not common in Mexico so its something you need to oversee. If you actually ended up with one breaker box, distribution is easy, hope you have a breaker box!

Usually when your house is wired in Mexico, they wet their fingers and touch the lines, if they get a jolt, thats working.

You may also want to get a polarity checker to see that the "hot" is actually hooked up correctly. With a 2 wire system, there is one hot and one neutral, although most these days have the 3 wire system using a ground. Most appliances have the old 2 prong system. If the hot and neutral are reversed, you can get knocked on your ass if you touch the appliance and say your water faucet. This is important to have correct.

The polarity tester is available in Melaque that last I was there, the guys in town should have them by now, I gave some away.

Hope that helps

I'm sure the 220 will return, someday!

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