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    Default Voltage regulator

    Sorry,meant Voltage regulator


    Need info on purchasing voltage regulator for my house in Samana.Anyone using one and where to purchase.
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    We had a whole house voltage regulator installed earlier this month, made a tremendous difference.

    Hopefully someone out your way will have a contact for you, ours is from Sabana Grande de Palenque in San Cristobal province, too far!!

    As a basis for comparison, we got a 4KW [I think that's right] voltage regulator, installed, for 4000 pesos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    We had a whole house voltage regulator installed earlier this month, made a tremendous difference.

    Hopefully someone out your way will have a contact for you, ours is from Sabana Grande de Palenque in San Cristobal province, too far!!

    As a basis for comparison, we got a 4KW [I think that's right] voltage regulator, installed, for 4000 pesos.
    4000 pesos? Wow! Don't you mean 40,000?

    We have pool pumps, water pumps and an a/c. For a whole house VR, we'd need something rather massive. I doubt 4kw is enough and it'd certainly be more than $RD4000...

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    I'm looking for two of them...I have two 3.5Kw inverters so I want to get 2-4Kw voltage regulators to cover the entire house. I'm getting tired of listening to "humming" from the ceiling fans! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castellamonte View Post
    I'm looking for two of them...I have two 3.5Kw inverters so I want to get 2-4Kw voltage regulators to cover the entire house. I'm getting tired of listening to "humming" from the ceiling fans! :-)
    I could be wrong but, unless your inverters are pure sine wave you will still get a hum, it has nothing to do with having a voltage regulator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    4000 pesos? Wow! Don't you mean 40,000?

    We have pool pumps, water pumps and an a/c. For a whole house VR, we'd need something rather massive. I doubt 4kw is enough and it'd certainly be more than $RD4000...
    Our electrician builds them himself...we only needed 4KW, and that's what we paid him. Installed. All our appliances are running better and stronger, even the well pump is pumping with more pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luperon View Post
    I could be wrong but, unless your inverters are pure sine wave you will still get a hum, it has nothing to do with having a voltage regulator.
    You are correct. In order to get rid of the hum when in inverter mode, you would need pure sine wave inverters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Our electrician builds them himself...we only needed 4KW, and that's what we paid him. Installed. All our appliances are running better and stronger, even the well pump is pumping with more pressure.
    Are you sure it is a "voltage regulator" and not just a "step-up transformer"? The transformer alone could end up frying your appliances if you get voltage spikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Are you sure it is a "voltage regulator" and not just a "step-up transformer"? The transformer alone could end up frying your appliances if you get voltage spikes.
    I can only go by what he called it. I'm back in the US so can't post a photo, but I will when we get back.

    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    I had that conversation with AE and her other half the other day. I still think that's what they got. A voltage regulator is much more complex.
    Yep, you did warn us - let's hope everything goes well. The only appliance plugged in all the time is the fridge - everything else is only plugged in when used [except ceiling fans and ceiling light fixtures]

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    Do yourself a huge favor, do not have anything installed unless you are there to watch the whole procedure. Make sure it is a NEW regulator on the inside, not just the outside so it looks new. Also,,,get a step up and a step down regulator, not all regulators step the current down.

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