1957 ?

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Clark Kent, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    nearly here...
     
  2. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    And the answer is 42, no seriously...




    Introduction of the square pin plug
     
  3. Ant1981

    Ant1981 New Member

    Is that it? meh!
     
  4. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    Is that it? meh!<

    If I asked for the the start date of a very important change in domestic wiring, you'd all be round here like a shot to beat me up or something!
     
  5. Lokkars Daisy

    Lokkars Daisy New Member

    1947 240v became mandatory
     
  6. Ant1981

    Ant1981 New Member

    Then they reduced it to 230 to make our bills higher.

    I've found 220 and even 250 in phases before, shocking.
     
  7. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    've found 220 and even 250 in phases before, shocking.
    <

    yes, but only if you touch them;-)
     
  8. Ant1981

    Ant1981 New Member

    So long as I don't spill my Earl Grey on them.
     
  9. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent New Member

    I've noticed 250V, when next to the sub station:)
     
  10. Ant1981

    Ant1981 New Member

    I got 250 on my birds dads house. I thought to ones self, gosh, that is rather high.

    Perhaps it may save them some money though.
     
  11. Flyer5

    Flyer5 New Member

    One knows little, why does higher voltage mean less bills?

    is it something to do with volts/amp watts?

    more voltage less wattage?
     
  12. Ant1981

    Ant1981 New Member

    One knows little? Meaning?

    Well if the voltage drops, current draw is higher, surely. I was told that's the reason to stick within 4% volt drop, as some equipment can get damaged by drawing too much more current in. - Just what I've been told.
     
  13. sparkin!

    sparkin! New Member

    DIDNT, good old nic start then in 56/57?:)
     
  14. sparkin!

    sparkin! New Member

    DIDNT, good old nic start then in 56/57?:)
     
  15. X

    X New Member

    They say it was 1956.
     
  16. ShortCircuit48

    ShortCircuit48 New Member

    "Well if the voltage drops, current draw is higher, surely."

    Not paying attention in class.

    Ohms law V = I X R

    Work it out I = V/R
     
  17. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    One knows little? Meaning?

    Well if the voltage drops, current draw is higher,
    surely. I was told that's the reason to stick within
    4% volt drop, as some equipment can get damaged by
    drawing too much more current in. - Just what I've
    been told.




    Interesting!!!



    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  18. X

    X New Member

    Well if the voltage drops, current draw is higher, surely."

    No

    Lower... but longer to boil a kettle for example.
     
  19. X

    X New Member

    But a lamp will draw less current, last longer and be dimmer.
     

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