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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by trickyrick, Jul 17, 2008.

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  1. trickyrick

    trickyrick Guest

    I think that the AC in Europe is 220. Can't I just wire up something
    from the outlet like oneside and the ground for 110 VAC.
    Thanks
    Rick
     
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** No.

    That will still give you 220 volts - in Europe.


    ....... Phil
     
  3. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Officially it's 230.

    That's not to say you might not find 220 too and as much as 253 in parts
    of the UK.

    Committees you know.

    Graham
     
  4. Ken

    Ken Guest

    The AC standard in Europe is 230 Volt 50 Hz now.
     
  5. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    But with wide tolerances. It was a paper agreement only (initially)..
    Some new supplies are genuinely 230V.

    Graham
     
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