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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
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Advantage Of 110 Voltage Over 240 Voltage.
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...

Dave
 

Gadget

Joined Jan 10, 2006
614
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.
 
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