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Re: How is typical home computer used today?

Le 15.12.2014 15:22, Tony van der Hoff a écrit :
On 15/12/14 14:30, berenger.morel@neutralite.org wrote:

Le 14.12.2014 22:48, mourik jan heupink - merit a écrit :

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).


I am not sure. But, how old is this reform? I have used voltmeters more
than once, and have always read 220V. But, I have not had to find
failures in an installation since at least few years, maybe 5-6 (which
is a long time when you still are not 30 years old, so I'm not sure
about how many years exactly I did not had to check).

The change was agreed by the Council of Europe in 1989, with a 15-year
implementation time.

A reading of 220V on a nominal 230V +/- 6% (i.e 216.2 .. 243.8) is quite
legitimate, and even to be expected

I can also read this:

In practice, this allows countries to continue to supply the same voltage (220 or 240 V)

In other words: yet another useless rule. I love bureaucracy.

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