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Heavy ups? #50952
04/16/05 10:16 PM
04/16/05 10:16 PM
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AdamsAtoms  Offline OP
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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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Re: Heavy ups? #50953
04/17/05 01:12 AM
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highvoltageguy  Offline
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Silt, Colorado, USA
my guess is it would be Heavy Duty Uninterupted Power Supply

Re: Heavy ups? #50954
04/17/05 08:42 AM
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Redsy  Offline
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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.

Re: Heavy ups? #50955
04/17/05 10:50 AM
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Joey D  Offline
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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

Re: Heavy ups? #50956
04/17/05 10:14 PM
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In the DC area it was an upgrade when I lived there (typically 100a to 200a).


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