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#50952 - 04/16/05 07:16 PM Heavy ups?
AdamsAtoms Offline

Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 24
Loc: Kennedale,t.x.,76060
A customer in his 50's asked me if we do "heavy ups". I had heard this term used about 6 years ago and remebered someone telling me its another way of saying panel upgrade or service upgrade. Does anyone know where this term "heavy up" came from. Thank you.

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#50953 - 04/16/05 10:12 PM Re: Heavy ups?
highvoltageguy Offline

Registered: 03/03/05
Posts: 56
Loc: Silt, Colorado, USA
my guess is it would be Heavy Duty Uninterupted Power Supply

#50954 - 04/17/05 05:42 AM Re: Heavy ups?
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
It means to upgrade the service "Heavy it up" as in "Beef it up".
Apparently it is slang in the MD / D.C. area, as David Shapiro (the author who resides in that region) uses the term in his books and magazine articles.

#50955 - 04/17/05 07:50 AM Re: Heavy ups?
Joey D Offline

Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 263
Loc: Arlington MA U.S.
Maybe old school like 120 to 220 volt changeovers, porky pull installations. These are a couple I have heard in the past from old timers

#50956 - 04/17/05 07:14 PM Re: Heavy ups?
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
In the DC area it was an upgrade when I lived there (typically 100a to 200a).
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