Who's rewired their house for this hobby?

Brent Hilpert hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Sun Nov 23 17:05:12 CST 2014

On 2014-Nov-23, at 2:27 PM, Holm Tiffe wrote:
> Brent Hilpert wrote:
> [..]
>> NA has gone through various evolutions: getting rid of 25Hz, getting rid of DC mains, requiring grounded outlets as standard, in my jurisdiction (for example) distribution ('pole-top') has evolved from 12KV to 25KV, etc.
>> The split-phase system may be the oldest but for residential use it's quite elegant and efficient. 3-phase is there for where it's needed, commercial or multi-unit residential buildings, it's done for smallish pump-houses within residential neighbourhoods. In the big picture I haven't seen anything to suggest an overall benefit to changing to some other system.
>> One could well suggest the reverse, that EU move away from that "highly dangerous" 240V system.
> Oh yes? as far as I know that is the Voltage most countries in the world
> use

Yes, one of the lasting legacies of empire.

> ... and the americans in their split phase system too. :-)

As I said, with the split phase-system you have 240V available but not more than 120V between you and earth.
There's a big difference there compared to 240V to earth.
(The neutral/common is bonded to earth in the EU, isn't it?)

> I don't wanted to kick you to convert this now ... :-)
> going to sleep now, it's 11:27PM here..
> good night,

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