Standards of AC power

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by kubeek, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. kubeek

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    Can you explain the standards of electricity in your country?
    This could be useful for ther people when they want to use imported devices.
    I am asking for voltage, phase, safety grounds and so on.
     
  2. kubeek

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    CZECH REPUBLIC
    and some other states in europe

    three-pinned outlet, two circular holes and one circular pin in the middle above the two holes.

    left hole - Phase, 230VAC, 50Hz
    right hole - Neutral
    central pin - safety ground, in the breaker box connected with neutral
     
  3. Gadget

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    New Zealand and Australia, 230volts MEN (multiple earthed neutral)
    Looking at a socket, the top left angled pin is Phase, the top right opposite angled pin is Neutral, and the lower centre vertical pin is earth. Colour codes are..
    Red or Brown = Phase
    Black or Blue = Neutral
    Green or Green/yellow = Earth
     
  4. MEGA_AMPERE

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    for the Reg home devices such as tv or radio plugs
    all over the world there's only two kinds
    110V or 220 V

    which one is in your house ? and what ever you do keep yo fingers away from the little holes in the wall........... :D
     
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