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Re: How is typical home computer used today?



On Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:48:49 +0100
mourik jan heupink - merit <heupink@merit.unu.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> berenger.morel writes:
> > In France, the electric network provide 220V to everyone.
> Are you sure? Starting from 2000 or so, the whole of europe has 
> gradually changed to 230v, as a compromise between UK (240v) and the 
> rest of europe (220v).
> 
> MJ
> 
> 

Not changed, redefined. 220V and 240V are both defined as 230V. Both
the UK and mainland Europe have a lot of legacy equipment which would
not take kindly to a 10V rise or fall.

CE marking requires new main-powered equipment to function properly
across the whole range. Most electronic gear these days is 90-250V.
Japan uses a nominal 100V.

-- 
Joe


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