# 1957 ?

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

1. ### Clark KentNew Member

nearly here...

2. ### Clark KentNew Member

And the answer is 42, no seriously...

Introduction of the square pin plug

muppet

4. ### Ant1981New Member

Is that it? meh!

5. ### Clark KentNew 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!

6. ### Lokkars DaisyNew Member

1947 240v became mandatory

7. ### Ant1981New Member

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

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

8. ### Clark KentNew Member

've found 220 and even 250 in phases before, shocking.
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yes, but only if you touch them;-)

9. ### Ant1981New Member

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

10. ### Clark KentNew Member

I've noticed 250V, when next to the sub station

11. ### Ant1981New 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.

12. ### Flyer5New Member

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

is it something to do with volts/amp watts?

more voltage less wattage?

13. ### Ant1981New 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.

14. ### sparkin!New Member

DIDNT, good old nic start then in 56/57?

15. ### sparkin!New Member

DIDNT, good old nic start then in 56/57?

16. ### XNew Member

They say it was 1956.

17. ### ShortCircuit48New 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

18. ### Mr. HandyandyScrewfix 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

19. ### XNew Member

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

No

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

20. ### XNew Member

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