He definitely didn't. It's the wattage that drops (as it's been explained to me-- I couldn't swear by it), not the voltage. I understand brownouts are a way of life in California during what they call air-conditioning season.Really? You made that up...!
Well, now I have two explanations. I'm waiting for the third shoe to drop, and someone come along to say no, it's the amperage that's insufficient. I wish I could remember what I "learned" about the way those three aspects of electricity interrelate.During a brownout the actual voltage is below the required, normal voltage, usually due to a too high power demand which cannot be satisfied temporarily.