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#50952 - 04/16/05 07:16 PM Heavy ups?
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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
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Loc: Silt, Colorado, USA
my guess is it would be Heavy Duty Uninterupted Power Supply
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#50954 - 04/17/05 05:42 AM Re: Heavy ups?
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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.
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#50955 - 04/17/05 07:50 AM Re: Heavy ups?
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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
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#50956 - 04/17/05 07:14 PM Re: Heavy ups?
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In the DC area it was an upgrade when I lived there (typically 100a to 200a).
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