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    Are HVAC electrical parts different in Mexico?

    The wife and I are going to stay at a friends place in Cancun in a few weeks. His HVAC tech said they needed a new contactor because the lower unit wasn't cooling the last time they were there but wanted an arm and a leg to fix it. I told him I would be happy to check it out since we get such a good deal to stay there and it is a simple fix. Does anyone know what most residential places there use? I would like to get the contactor before we leave the U.S. and take my meter a few screw/nut drivers down and not worry with the language barrier thing down there since the only thing I know how to ask for in spanish is another beer. Is it 220V in mostly with 24v coils? I figured I would be safe taking a 40amp 2 pole and 1 pole and using whichever I need. I read somewhere else that they are all 115V in with 24v coil so I don't know what I should take. Can anyone help narrow this down so I don't have to take a separate suitcase full of parts and tools?

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    I don't know what voltage they use but TSA might have a field day with the contactors and meter in your luggage.

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    I've never been there, but I'd bring a
    10-in-1 screwdriver, DVM, and a 40 amp two pole contactor. That contactor can be used in place of single pole, double pole, or 115v (only use one side).

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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
    I've never been there, but I'd bring a
    10-in-1 screwdriver, DVM, and a 40 amp two pole contactor. That contactor can be used in place of single pole, double pole, or 115v (only use one side).
    X2. No sense in bringing more than you need too. Maybe a rescue cap also. Just in case.


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    Why don't you have your family send a picture of the data plate. There is a pro here that can find most any document that are humanly possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBKold View Post
    Why don't you have your family send a picture of the data plate. There is a pro here that can find most any document that are humanly possible.
    That are not down there right now or they would do it so at this point I'm just guessing. Thank you for all the help.

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    Thought about taking an amrad turbo 200x but those things are so expensive. Taking several capacitors and maybe even just one in checked luggage may raise a red flag. I can't find anything about it on TSAs site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murl View Post
    That are not down there right now or they would do it so at this point I'm just guessing. Thank you for all the help.
    Have your friends send the pciture....
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