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Old 08-30-2015, 02:35 PM   #1
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we are planning an extensive trip through out Canada. is there an issue with the electrical like the differences in Europe?


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Yes, we have it. And yes, we use the same outlets as you. No converters necessary.
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Yes, we have it. And yes, we use the same outlets as you. No converters necessary.

Really!?!?!? When did you get it. (juskiddin')
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Hi from AZ. . . we just stayed in several Canadian campgrounds on the way to & from Alaska. No power problems for us. Regards, Craig
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Yes we have the same voltage as you, give or take a few volts. Brown outs do occur if and when the bicycle generator guys start to tire but at least Ontario hydro have the team switch overs down to a science.

One thing of note, just like North Korea, to give the generator bike guys a break we turn out all lights, TV's which only work in the cities with rabbit ears and all other electrical devices at 9:30 pm and power up at 7:00am.

Enjoy your stay in the cold snowy Great White North.

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PS Remember snow chains are mandatory, except in the cities which do allow studded tires.

This was written on an IBM XT computer. Hopefully next year I'll be upgrading to a Pentium.
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It's already been alluded to (both seriously and in jest) but the only difference is that in some parts of Canada they call it "hydro" because that's part of the name of the public utility. 60 hz and nominally 120v.
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Yes we have the same voltage as you, give or take a few volts. Brown outs do occur if and when the bicycle generator guys start to tire but at least Ontario hydro have the team switch overs down to a science.

One thing of note, just like North Korea, to give the generator bike guys a break we turn out all lights, TV's which only work in the cities with rabbit ears and all other electrical devices at 9:30 pm and power up at 7:00am.

Enjoy your stay in the cold snowy Great White North.

Cheers
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PS Remember snow chains are mandatory, except in the cities which do allow studded tires.

This was written on an IBM XT computer. Hopefully next year I'll be upgrading to a Pentium.



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Yes we have the same voltage as you, give or take a few volts. Brown outs do occur if and when the bicycle generator guys start to tire but at least Ontario hydro have the team switch overs down to a science.

One thing of note, just like North Korea, to give the generator bike guys a break we turn out all lights, TV's which only work in the cities with rabbit ears and all other electrical devices at 9:30 pm and power up at 7:00am.

Enjoy your stay in the cold snowy Great White North.

Cheers
Tony

PS Remember snow chains are mandatory, except in the cities which do allow studded tires.

This was written on an IBM XT computer. Hopefully next year I'll be upgrading to a Pentium.
Whoops, the guys on the bikes didn't make a timely switch and only part of the message was sent.


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One thought to consider if you have a Honda 2000 generator. You'll need two of them to operate your ac - and one of the pair must be the "companion" version connected together with the special kit.
Be sure to buy your "companion" generator and the connector kit in the U.S. as they are not sold in Canada.
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we are planning an extensive trip through out Canada. is there an issue with the electrical like the differences in Europe?


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Check the Internet. Canada is a civilized country, just north of your country. We share the same electrical grid.
You will also find most campgrounds even have sewer connections..
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Be careful of your electronics in Canada. Their AC power is backwards from ours. Positive when it should be negative. And negative when it should be positive.
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Be careful of your electronics in Canada. Their AC power is backwards from ours. Positive when it should be negative. And negative when it should be positive.
And back again. 60 times per second.
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Be careful of your electronics in Canada. Their AC power is backwards from ours. Positive when it should be negative. And negative when it should be positive.
HuH???? what part of England did you come from????
As someone above stated; "We share the same grid as you guys"! The polarity doesn't switch at the border. But be advised that some campgrounds can have voltages down to 108 VAC. as depicted on the cute little wall plug-in gauge.
Brownouts??? Possibly! And the "NIMBY'S" still bitch about wind turbines, and solar panels.
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