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Minder

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In the recent articles
The Major Differences in Electrical Standards Between the U.S. and Europe
By Sam Holland, mention US being 110v service voltage, the standard has been set since the end of WW11 as 120v/240v.
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Tha fios agaibh

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"mention US being 110v service voltage..."
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I agree, someone writing an article should be more accurate.

Referring to household voltage as110v has become so pervasive that it has become part of our permanent vernacular.
If asked for a voltage requirement (such as ordering an appliance), you are nearly always asked "110v or 220v?" instead of 120v, or 240v. Even by professionals.

What bugs me more is the misuse of words like "Ironic" in place of coincidence,
or "Issue" instead of problem. (....but then I digress):D

Btw, it is not (or seldom) a "service voltage".
A "service" implies the supply conductors comming from the electrical utility.
 

hevans1944

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Gee... must be the "dog days" of summer creeping into this forum...o_O
 

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Hello there,

My name is Hana, I'm the managing editor on the content side of Electronics Point.

Thank you for taking the time to post this @Minder! I really appreciate you bringing it to our attention. We do our best to stay accurate in any of the articles that we publish, so this is extremely helpful.

Please feel free to point out anything in the future that you feel should be addressed, or to comment on any of the work that we produce on the site.

-Hana
 

hevans1944

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... Roman numerals are hard.
You betchum, Red Ryder! You just try carving the Roman numeral "C" into granite with a chisel! No way I know of to make that "C" look good... well, laser or water-jet engraving maybe, but the Romans didn't have those handy.:rolleyes:
 
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