Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-19-2008, 09:35 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
2008 27' Safari FB SE
Currently Looking...
Madison , South Dakota
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 30
Send a message via AIM to cooney Send a message via Yahoo to cooney
High Voltage in Mexico


We are spending winter in Mexico, and, as warned, many (most?) of the Rv parks have 15 amp, or 15 amp with 30 amp fitting, and most of the voltages run in the 128 to 130 range, unless a heater/hot plate or such is running.

At what point should I be concerned that 128-130 voltage is a problem? I might add that I have a Surge Guard surge protector which is mounted at the mast, and we do not have a television. We also have a surge guard strip for the plug which charges the laptop. So the major concern, for me, is the refrigerator and the converter.

Any comments/advice would be greatly appreciated. By the way, the Surge Guard blocks the power when the voltage exceeds 132 for 8 seconds.

Thanks, and All the Best... Jeff Cooney

cooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
VAC President
Buttercup's Avatar
1977 27' Overlander
1954 25' Cruiser
1990 34.5' Airstream 345
VC Highlands , Nevada
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,149
Send a message via Skype™ to Buttercup
I can't think of any ill effects of higher than normal voltage. Your converter will make the correct voltage for your 12 volt stuff. I am betting that your laptop supply is a multi-range device that will operate between 120 & 22o volts and between 50 to 60 hertz. These modern solid state power supplies are much more capable of dealing with ranges like that than just a transformer would be.
I am guessing that you will be just fine...

Buttercup's Web Site. WBCCI #17330, 11281 & 7830. VAC Past President, TAC NV-2 & NV-3
Buttercup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 06:01 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
holden beach , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 20
Send a message via MSN to Tom-Mc

I have a step down and step up tranformer. I have used in in mexico for 9 years. No problems just turn it up or down. I am renting a condo now and do not need it anymore.I am in mexico now until May . If you are interested in it then PM me.
Tom-Mc is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High Voltage Power lines and batteries safari57 Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 9 10-31-2006 10:31 PM
Voltage Inverters mcostanzo Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12 08-01-2006 10:37 PM
Best voltage for A/C? TomW Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 3 07-12-2004 08:09 PM
High Voltage kooblekidz Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 8 02-05-2004 07:32 PM
Voltage Regulator Rayk Airstream Motorhome Forums 2 09-16-2003 06:36 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.