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Major power outage effecting at least Ajijic


johanson
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Gosh most local telmex phone numbers I have tried in both Chapala and Ajijic will not go through because of an apparent major power outage.

Luckily I have backup power. When my house was first built in 1986, there were often outages. As a result, the previous owner put in a backup power system powered by a generator. Today my system has been upgraded to solar panels and backup batteries for the evening hours.

No, not every light or any pool pump will work without electricity. However my two refrigerators and several lights in every room are connected. And, of course, so is my TV, radio, computer  and alarm system.

Now opening and closing the garage doors is another matter. I have to do that manually. And living on a steep hill, luckily my Aljiba is the equivalent of about two stories above the house. So, we have water until the Aljiba runs out :)

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I love my Apple watch. It just told me that I have taken 2,276 steps so far today and that I have walked up and down the equivalent of thirteen stories. I haven't checked it yet for the weather, my heart rate, my blood oxygen level or any other of the many things it can do, should I ask it.

It's about time to do an ECG though :) 

Oh and if I loose a device, like my iPhone, it has a "find your device mode" that will lead me to it.

I could bore you to death listing all the other things it will do. Yes, it even tells time :) 

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2 minutes ago, johanson said:

I love my Apple watch. It just told me that I have taken 2,276 steps so far today and that I have walked up and down the equivalent of thirteen stories. I haven't checked it yet for the weather, my heart rate, my blood oxygen level or any other of the many things it can do, should I ask it.

It's about time to do an ECG though :) 

Oh and if I loose a device, like my iPhone, it has a "find your device mode" that will lead me to it.

I could bore you to death listing all the other things it will do. Yes, it even tells time :) 

Might surprise you Pete. All those features are available on the Android platform. And much cheaper! 

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Backup systems can now be whole home (including water pumping and heavier loads) or "essential loads" as Pete mentions.     Both kick in automatically when needed and can be based on several different types of battery technology including li-ion (which cost more upfront but are cheaper in the long run and with no maintenance either).

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17 hours ago, johanson said:

It's about time to do an ECG though :) 

The next version should have the ECG built-in, plus a "zapper" defib too.    Wonder how many "zaps" they can get out of those little batteries?    😉

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At first, I believed it to be a major outage over a large area.  Yes, there was an outage, but the outage was over a much smaller area than I thought. The great thing was, that CFE came through and had the power back on in the very early afternoon

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