Power cuts!

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  1. Rod

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    I have had no power cuts right through the winter, now at the end of September with relatively mild weather I have had two and a half hour cut on the 9th of September starting at 1810 hrs.
    And today (10/10/07) another for two hours and thirty five minutes.
    So is this going to go on? Get worse?
    So the only people able to watch the 2010 soccer will be those at the grounds, assuming the floodlights work?
    The rest of us will be sitting in front of a blank TV set drinking warm beer.:lol:\
    Oh bye the way, rumour has it we will have another at 1800 hrs for two hours and another at midnight
     
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    Weird huh Rod, same in Polokwane.
     
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    Right. Spoke to my sister in Westville DBN, same thing almost to the minute!
     
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    Yeah, it's rediculous. I'm missing the power cuts this time round, but had my fair share of it. It sucks that we have to suffer for Eskom's lack of foresight.
     
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    The power cuts are only half of it. We have been having a problem with low power yes it goes down to 190v AC. I have just got my self a 220 AC Regulator now if voltage drops it still gives me 220 out. Some of my pumps and UPS for PC don't like low voltage.
     
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    whats the price of this regulator and where did you get it from thalion?
     
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    There has been power cuts country wide, makes you wonder how the Chief of this circus earns over a bar a month and this is the service he delivers.
     
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    yeah our government isnt doing much to help out but rather spending their time lifting the prices of speeding fines
     
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    Hi Mekaeel, R400. Will find out if they sell to public, you may need an account. Will be buying more for other things. A guy in Hillcrest is using them on lights as with the power drops they have been blowing lots of lights. Only got it yesterday have it running my skimmer seio controller and my pc. Things are looking good as my ups and controller have not freeked out yet and the skimmer is more stable.
     
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    I have not had any cuts...?
     
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    The slums power sucks two days in a row now no power
     
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    Ok change that my Gardener just told me power was out yesterday for 4 hours....
     
  14. calvin

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    Seriousley dont know what to do ! Had no electricity all day and only coming on tomoro night , rekin im gong to loose everything
     
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    Damn, shout if you need help Calvin.
     
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    Calvin get a Inverter I got a 1Kva it run's everything or even a gennie. The inverter was around R1700.00
     
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    Thanks dean will do! Im going to buy a generator tomoro so if things survive tonight it should be fine
     
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    Guys i would suggest the next investment on your systems be a power back up of some sort, these power cuts are not going to get any better its going to get worse before it gets better. In fact i am seriously looking at spending the 20 odd grand and getting a diesel gennie to run the whole house as both my wife and myself run our own businesses and cannot do with out power for the computer's esp my wife.
     
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    ok so far so good on the beach.but i gotta get myself a gennie.lost alot the last time the power went out.whats the cost of a decent size gennie for the tank?
     
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    Mekaeel, round about the 2g mark.
     
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    Getting one for R900 tomoro
     
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