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Re: strange network problem

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 11:39:57AM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> I thought it was usually that you had 230V between neatral and a live
> wire, and about 400V between a pair of live wires (out of the 3
> available).  That is what I remember being the standard setup in denmark
> at least.  Here we have 2 phase to residential with 230V between them
> and 115V between one and neatral/ground.  What countries ran the other
> way?
> > That's possible in Europe because earth and ground are not the same
> > thing.
> It ought to be possible here since earth and neatral should only become
> the same thing at the electrical panel.

Here in NZ we have MENS, which stands for Multiple Earth Neutral System,
where the neutral is earthed at various strategic places along the
distribution network. Maybe a google could shed more light :-)

" ... the official version cannot be abandoned because the implication of
rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government
conspiracy of `X-Files' proportions and insidiousness."
Letter to the LA Times Magazine, September 18, 2005.

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