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Ampman got it right

Posted by kp on January 18th, 2003 10:00 PM
In reply to As time went by in the USA, by Ampman on January 18th, 2003 10:11 AM [Go to top of thread]

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I am an electrical engineer.

Ampman got it right.

The 220V and 240V are loosely used and interchangable by the layman to mean the same voltage. The actual design voltage would be 240V.

But with longer runs of cable, voltages drop. 240 Volts is approx what your neighborhood's utility company's transformer should produce.
220V is generally the minimun voltage the line should have and what you may experience in your home at the end of the outlet.

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