Originally Posted by gljurczyk
Turbs read this article on low voltage and the danger of increased amperage and heat
Once 'reasons why' are included, then reasons for your myths become obvious. Your source is an admitted electrically naive author. He admits his knowledge only comes from magazine articles. He did not do this stuff. He simply admits he is reciting what others have told him. He does not even know why. Neither do you.
If low voltage causes increased heating, then universal electronics (from 85 to 265 volts) are hotter and failing on our 120 volt system. Reality. Those electronics are equally hot in Europe (230 volts) and in North America (120 volts). Because low voltage causes increased heating in motorized appliances (ie air conditioner that does not run from batteries). Low voltage causes no increased heat in electronics; despite hearsay and wild speculation that says otherwise.
A damning question repeated. If low voltage causes increased heating in electronics, then that poster can say what part inside electronics gets hot. Nobody did for only one reason. That increased heating is classic junk science - just like an article that says his electrical knowledge comes from reading magazines. He admits to being electrically naive. Yes one here cites that an an informed source. Nobody can even say what part gets hot - because none get hotter.
Completely irrelevant is what any one person does. It provides no useful information. Each such post is best ignored by adults who seek knowledge. Only relevant fact - low voltage is not harmful to electronics. Low voltage is potentially harmful to motorized appliances.
Finally, how do you know when voltage drops to 102? Do you monitor an AC volt meters every 15 seconds? Obviously disconnecting by a human is futile. Informed consumers install a Progressive, et al. Since no human can disconnect (switch to 12 volts) fast enough. That "I disconnect" is more wild speculation. It depends on a human reading a volt meter every 15 seconds. Will never happen since humans must even take a piss.
Defined is the problem: potential harm to motorized appliances. And a best solution: a protector that disconnects when voltage becomes too high or low.