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Re: How is typical home computer used today?

berenger.morel writes:
> In France, the electric network provide 220V to everyone.

In the USA as well.  The normal wall outlets are 110 but 220 is brought
into the house and used for things like stoves.  The power utility's
transformer has a 220V secondary with a grounded center tap so that you
get 220V line to line or 110 from either line to neutral.  110V outlets
are distributed equally between the two sides so as to balance the load.
The usual service is 200 amps at 220V so you could run your mainframe.
John Hasler 
Elmwood, WI USA

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