Who's rewired their house for this hobby?

Christian Corti cc at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
Wed Nov 26 03:27:13 CST 2014

On Tue, 25 Nov 2014, Eric Smith wrote:
> Personally I prefer the British Type G (BS 1363) sockets
> and plugs, but I'm told that a lot of people dislike them.

Sure, you have a cute little device with a cute little eurocord, and at 
its end: a monster boat anchor bigger than the device itself ;-)

> On the other hand, distributing three-phase to residences, while great
> for people with shop equipment or old computers, seems like expensive
> overkill for normal homes.

Not at all!
Ever heard of equally distributing the load over all phases? Your 
electricity company will be grateful (as much as using PFCs).
Ever run a kitchen stove on single phase 16A (with all plates and the oven 
on)? That's not fun.
And why would it be overkill if all the existing infrastructure already is 
For comparison: in Germany, your residence is usually attached three-phase 
with each 63A fused. Those phases are more or less equally distributed 
over the rooms (with 16A circuit breakers) (plus three-phase devices like 
the stove).


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