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Old 07-29-11, 08:37 PM
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My wife will be late for her own funeral with exact time being shown on clocks, so with any fluctuation, she may make it on time.
I think with all technology upsets, there will be a local remedy. POCO's will feel the crunch worst, not the suppliers. For instance, we use TVA for distribution and EMC for local set up. TVA couldn't care less that my clocks run fast or slow. EMC will be inundated with calls and complaints. They will be forced to work out a solution at the transformer that will correct fluctuations in frequency (if such a thing is possible), costing more money, passing it on to the consumer. SO any savings the distributor realizes by this fluctuation won't trickle down, believe me.
 
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The thinking (erroneous) is that there are so few clocks today that depend upon the power line frequency that it won't be a problem. The clock on my kitchen range WILL be affected as will my ancient, but digital, alarm clock.
 
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And don't forget older TVs.
 
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