Post by email@example.com Post by Trevor Wilson Post by Larry in AZ
Waiving the right to remain silent, "Trevor Wilson"
Post by Trevor Wilson Post by America the Beautiful Post by Arthur Brain
As usual in all other things, the Yanks are only half as good as
the rest of
the world when it comes to electricity.
Whereas the civilised world (and much of the 3rd-world even)
manages to produce 240volt city power, those useless pissant
americans can only eke out
a pitiful 120volts.
You think we our home don't have 240 sockets? Your ignorance, and
blatant stupidity, is noted.
**Only when configured as multiphase, you sad excuse for a human.
Here in the civilised world, we have 415 Volts available, when we use
It's a meaningless discussison, you moron. In terms of power used,
it's the same. You have twice the voltage, but use half as much
**There's the rub. You idiots have MAJOR problems with Voltage drop (due to
copper losses), when using long cable runs. We, here in the civilised world,
have no such problems. We also need far less (expensive) copper in our power
lines, as a result. US 110VAC receptacles can only manage (theoretically)
1,500 Watts. In reality, barely 1,00 Watts is available from typical US
outlets. Here in Australia, we can consume 2,400 watts from ALL our outlets.
And, of course, with 415VAC available, we can consume vast amounts of energy
Face it: Your pissy 110VAC just doesn't cut it in the real world.
And yet they're still the world's most powerful country. Kinda makes
you look rather stupid
This is as stupid an argument as the one that erupted in New Zealand
years ago when Wellington tv was given Channel 1 (WNTV1), and Auckland
tv Channel 2 /AKTV2), and some demented Aucklanders started dripping
about the insult to the nation's largest city for not having the "number
AC power is available to most US homes at 240 volts. Heavy current
appliances, like air conditioners and clothes driers, are fed from a 240
volt circuit, low-current house wiring is 120 nominal at 60 Hz.
You are marginally less likely to drop dead from touching the live wire
in an American home than you are in a New Zealand one. Very marginally.
I would feel as safe using an appliance in a home wired to US code as I
would in NZ, Oz, UK or Germany in a house wired to the appropriate local
code. And that's very safe.
Sheesh, of all the seriously dim assertions that get made, an attempt to
make mains voltage into a national virility symbol is well away with the