Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by atotoarere, Nov 29, 2006.
P/z, Can Anybody Help Me Out Of This ?
(1) Advantage Of 110 Voltage Over 240 Voltage.
When you put your hands on the hot and the neutral the shock is just a bit less fatal. The good news is your eligibility for a Darwin award.
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Edit: this one is also on point.
I agree with papabravo
Being someone who has generally only dealt with small scale voltages and currents I will ask the question: Is there an advantage of 110V over 240V? (Other than Papabravo's reason!)
Transmission requires higher voltages to reduce the effect of I^2*R losses, so at the end user there is a requirement of larger transformers to step the voltage down; extra cost, space etc...
230 uses much lighter (and cheaper) cable.
Not sure what you 110 volt guys use, but we generally use 1.5mm - 2.5mm (TPS) for plug circuits, and 1mm - 1.5 mm for lighting circuits in home wiring.