Posted On 24 Apr 2014
Changing 110 volt meters by 220, is one of the difficulties presented to support the Government´s plan to replace the gas cookers for cookers that operate with electricity, in order to abolish the subsidy of this resource.
José Felipe Borja, President of the College of Electrical Engineering and Electronics of the Coast, said that the change of gauges should not be cause for concern and, according to his projection, in Guayaquil 40% of households have 220 volt meters.
In this regard, Esteban Albornoz, Minister of electricity, said last week that those who want to change their gauges should apply to electricity companiesof their regions.
Meanwhile, Borja explained that the meter must have an independent breaker with a 220 volts point for the kitchen, while other appliances will still operate normally with 110V.
According to Wilson Fiallos, electrician, for every point of 220 V, including labor and materials, the charge is $20 to $40.