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Forum: Italy
May 3rd 2020, 9:31 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 7,331
Posted By winston_1

Re: Any lockdown relaxation in your area ?

If you paid by card ask them to create a chargeback.
Forum: Singapore
Jan 8th 2020, 10:48 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,322
Posted By winston_1

Re: C4n I bring radi0 t0 Singapore?

Singapore had DAB about 10 years ago but closed it down after a couple of years. There was good reception in JB Malaysia as well.
Dec 27th 2018, 9:42 am
Replies: 20
Views: 9,843
Posted By winston_1

Re: MM2H 2017 reintroduction of ID cards

As I said they are NOT discounts. You mean you didn't get to avoid the tourist rip offs.
May 7th 2018, 4:08 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Posted By winston_1

Re: Not sure where to ask - POWER TRANSFORMERS

Interesting, the losses appear higher than I thought. I'm glad he confirms that at zero load the efficiency is 0%.

All the more reason not to source equipment from the US.
May 7th 2018, 3:33 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Posted By winston_1

Re: Not sure where to ask - POWER TRANSFORMERS

Have you got a link to this awful devcice?
May 7th 2018, 2:56 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Posted By winston_1

Re: Not sure where to ask - POWER TRANSFORMERS

I can say that and I did. But anyway I can't believe that a 5kVa transformer consumes 1kW off load. Perhaps you mean 1kVa which is not the same thing as you pay for watts not VA
May 7th 2018, 10:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Posted By winston_1

Re: Not sure where to ask - POWER TRANSFORMERS

Do you really believe that all those transformers the power companies use to step down from 33kV etc are that lossy?
Efficiency % equals output power divided by input power times 100. So any...
May 6th 2018, 10:02 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Posted By winston_1

Re: Not sure where to ask - POWER TRANSFORMERS

Transformers are actually pretty efficient, probably 97% when used at full load. So your 5kVa one will lose around 150w which will make it hot. There are 2 types of losses, copper losses and iron...
May 6th 2018, 9:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,896
Posted By winston_1

Re: Moving abroad with a TV?

DON'T. You cannot get TV's in the UK compatible with the Brazilian standard ISDB-T

If you really decide to get one here get this digital box as well:-
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Forum: Saint Lucia
May 6th 2018, 8:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By winston_1

Re: Advice on buying TV for use in St Lucia

Fair enough, but as I said check carefully as many don't. Panasonic certainly don't.
Forum: Saint Lucia
May 6th 2018, 8:32 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By winston_1

Re: Advice on buying TV for use in St Lucia

I don't think such things exist. You can probably get an NTSC tuner that plugs into the RCA phono sockets however.

Don't know which digital standard St Lucia will adopt. Most of S America uses...
Forum: Saint Lucia
May 6th 2018, 8:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By winston_1

Re: Advice on buying TV for use in St Lucia

Bit of a sweeping statement that. Many modern sets will indeed decode NTSC through their RCA phono sockets, but not so many can decode a broadcast signal through the aerial socket. Check very...
Jul 26th 2017, 12:10 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By winston_1

Re: tipping the business owner??

They seem to be getting bigger. Tips used to be 10%, then 12 1/2%, now 20%. Completely outrageous. It is just a system to allow employers to pay low wages and employees to evade taxes.
Jul 11th 2017, 9:17 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,377
Posted By winston_1

Re: How do you get life savings from USA bank to the UK when you can't open a UK acco

Why are you looking at the last 40 years? The last 70 years show a downward trend and I see no reason for that not to continue. Every time there has been a big drop, and Brexit is one of many, it has...
Jul 10th 2017, 11:05 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,377
Posted By winston_1

Re: How do you get life savings from USA bank to the UK when you can't open a UK acco

At the end of the war the £ was $3.50. Labour devalued and it became $2.80. Late 60s Wilson devalued and it became $2.40. Early 70s the £ was floated but it didn't float it slowly sank, $2.20, $1.60,...
Jul 10th 2017, 10:10 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 9,843
Posted By winston_1

Re: MM2H 2017 reintroduction of ID cards

These are not Malaysian citizen discounts. They never dropped the prices for locals. They are tourist rip offs.
Forum: Spain
Apr 24th 2017, 10:41 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,768
Posted By winston_1

Re: M.o.t. And insurance

Surely you don't need UK road tax once abroad. Can't you just SORN it once outside the UK and retax it from abroad just before you return?
Forum: Japan
Oct 5th 2016, 8:45 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,212
Posted By winston_1

Re: Vaccination differences UK & Japan

I'm certainly not an expert but if the MMR jab is not given for a year in the UK and disasters don't happen why is waiting for a year really a problem.

I believe new borns retain immunity...
Forum: Japan
Sep 28th 2016, 6:03 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,212
Posted By winston_1

Re: Vaccination differences UK & Japan

Just put him/her on the UK regime when you arrive.
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 28th 2016, 5:59 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By winston_1

Re: Mobile data, emergency trip back to UK

Why not just buy a cheap sat nav? Or even some paper maps like we always used to do.
Forum: Canada
Apr 12th 2016, 11:37 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,184
Posted By winston_1

Re: Automatic or Manual Car for the GTA

North Americans can't change gear with their left hand, so they moved the steering wheel over to the left and drove on the other side of the road. Then they found they couldn't change gear with their...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 3rd 2016, 11:16 am
Replies: 41
Views: 11,959
Posted By winston_1

Re: Passport for child of a UK Expat born in Malaysia

Indeed. The first time my wife renewed her passport my daughter was still added. The next time it came up for renewal she wasn't. She never applied for a Malaysian passport in her own right and never...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 3rd 2016, 12:25 am
Replies: 41
Views: 11,959
Posted By winston_1

Re: Passport for child of a UK Expat born in Malaysia

29 years ago I had this problem. My daughter was born in Malaysia, my wife Malaysian, myself British. My daughter had a Malaysian birth certificate but the British High Comm would not issue a British...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 3rd 2016, 12:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By winston_1

Re: Is Penang Becoming A Bit Rubbish???

Hang on, you are choosing to live in a foreign country and you believe that it is a right they learn your language?

If someone from Malaysia came to England would they expect you to have any...
Forum: Canada
Dec 24th 2015, 11:53 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,264
Posted By winston_1

Re: Criminal Conviction - inadmissability

Maybe foreign countries share information in their immigration computers.
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