[sebhc] H89 Power-up problems.

Barry Watzman Watzman at neo.rr.com
Sun Jul 9 11:20:30 CDT 2006

No, it's not caused by that.  The holes are just fine and will do no better
than the screws in terms of voltage.  [If there is any difference at all, it
would show up when you plugged in a high CURRENT load, such as a heater, but
the holes are fully tested to support full load current (15 or 20 amps)].

Forget the AC power supply entirely, completely.  It's not part of your
problem.  Not a big part, not a small part, not any part.  And any time or
money you spend (even moving wires on sockets from the holes to screws)
would be completely and totally wasted).

-----Original Message-----
From: sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org [mailto:sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org] On Behalf Of
Mark Garlanger
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 12:01 PM
To: sebhc at sebhc.org
Subject: Re: [sebhc] H89 Power-up problems.

On 7/9/06, Paul A. Pennington <paulpenn at knology.net> wrote:
>     Mark wrote:
> > Tested my idea by turning on the laser printer...
> > down to 115V with dips down to 112V.
>     Barry is right:  the computer should not even notice variations this
> small.  That does seem like a rather large variation on your AC wiring.
> Usually, it's caused by lazy electricians during the construction of your
> house.  They just stick the wires into the quick connectors in the back of
> the outlets.  You can fix it by going around the room and moving the wires
> to the screw connections on the side of the outlets.  Not a fun job, but
> only has to be done once.

ummm... oops.. I recently had to replace several of the outlets since they
wouldn't hold a plug (many of the outlets were worn out when we moved in).
When I installed them, I was thinking, wow these holes seem easier than the
screws, what a nice alternative. I wasn't even thinking the two would have a
difference. Nice that none of the instructions mention any of this. Thanks
this info.

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