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 2004/12/27-28 [Science/Electric] UID:35451 Activity:moderate ```12/27 Anyone have experience with voltage regulators? Ie, it will correct under and over voltage back to 120v? I am trying to find one... Thanks. \_ Yes, they will do that. Is there anything more specific you wanted to knwo? \_ What particular ones have you used? How well does it work? Last night I measured 150v on one of my lines. Damn PG&E. \_ I don't remember the specific ones, but all the ones I've used were IC's. \_ Well, several questions come to mind. What are you trying to do that you care about the over/under voltage? Assuming you're trying to do some ninja-EE trick, how much current do you want to suck from the line? The answer is different depending on what you want to do with the power. Finally, if you are doing some kind of project that requires homebrew AC regulation, do you think you'll taste better burnt crispy or blackened, and do you have a cute girlfriend and/or wife? BTW, the later AC conditioner suggestion is likely the correct one. Perhaps even running power through a UPS would be sufficient. \_ peak or RMS? \_ I measured it with my voltmeter, so I guess its peak? how do I measure the RMS? 150 peak is still too high right? \_ 150V peak * .707 = ~110V AC RMS \_ given the comment about PG&E, I think you are looking for AC power or "line" conditioners, not voltage regulators. \_ I think they are the same thing. Most voltage regulators I find are also called conditioners. \_ ok, sorry, my old school brain thinks voltage regulators are just for pulling down a DC voltage a little off of a battery or charging circuit.```
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