North American Electricity

The earth circuit remains the same of course – grounded somewhere along the line, hopefully, into terra firma. But the other two – Live and Neutral – have become Hot and Neutral and have halved from 240V to 120V. Great. Now half of my appliances don’t work and all my extension cables are rated to half the power they could safely carry before…. Here’s why:

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London

Time to leave. First, half of us drive out in a car to Czech Republic to rendez-vous with the first … Read more