SailNet Community - View Single Post - Shore power question
View Single Post
  #7  
Old 04-12-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
sailingdog sailingdog is offline
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Andre-

In the US, household current is 120VAC... so to get a 240V circuit, the AC come into the circuit breaker box on two 120VAC feeds. The outlets are generally wired with three wires. I've probably botched the explanation a bit.. but that's the gist of it, and it's been a long time since I've had to install any 240V equipment, so I'm a bit rusty.

Most of the rest of the world went with 240VAC so they could use smaller transmission lines and such, and as I understand it, that was what Nikola Tesla had advocated... but Edison was set on using 110VDC and then switched over to 110VAC.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook