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50 Hertz Residential Electricity

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All of Europe and most of mainland Asia and Africa use 50Hz frequency for their residential electrical needs. Some countries use 50Hz, as they found it economical to maintain and operate power-generating equipment at this frequency.
Running it on 60hz will just make the motor spin faster. This may not be a problem, and if it is, it will probably only be one of personal preference.
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NO! The circuit is being overloaded. Danger of fire will result from just changing the size of the fuse or breaker.   A 30 amp breaker may be used with #10 wiring. #10 is rated for 30 amps. I would be hesitant to do this if the tripping problem is something new though.
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Importance of ground The ground, or earth, wire is a safety line. It is there in case something goes wrong. It does not have a supply, but instead connects to a grounding rod and your plubming. The idea is to create an alternate path for electricity in the event of a short. If something brea…
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fires burn wood for fuel friction stuff like that XD
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Basic Answer Good question! In US residential wiring, you have 3 wires feeding your home off the transformer: two hots and neutral. The transformer is a 240V center tapped transformer. The neutral is the center tap. Well, that's all fine and good, but your probably asking "what does that mean?…
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A meter box is the metal box mounted to the external wall of a home that houses the meters, circuit breakers etc.Hope that helps! : P
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Table A1 - Conductor cross-sectional area, allowable continuous current and stranding.Maximum Current in amps for a single conductor at insulation temperature ratingsCross sectionalArea mm260°C 70°C 85 to 90°C 105°C 125°C 200°CMinimum number of strandsType A* Type B*0.75 6 10 12 16 20 25 161 8…
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The normal calculations for watts are as follows. amps x volts = watts volts2 / ohms = watts amps2 x ohms = watts <><><> Scroll down to the Related links and look at "Watts, Volts, Amperes, and Ohms".
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In the compartment under the seat on the other side from the oil reserve
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All UK-style 13-A plugs are fitted with a fuse for the purpose of overcurrent protection. The fuse rating must be appropriate for the load supplied by the plug, up to a maximum of 13 A.
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A kilowatt hour (KwH) is the units by which your electricity supply company measure how much electricity you have used.Kilowatt hours are calculated by multiplying the kilowatts by the amount of hours in use. For example a tea kettle is roughly "drawing" 2 kilowatts when turned on.This means it uses…
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Because, in the cooler weather, the lines contract. If the warm weather slack were not engineered into the system, the contractions could break the wires or pull the poles down.
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About 30' wide is the oven size recommended for a 20 lb. turkey. This oven can be a free standing, free standing double, or slide-in model.
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How does static electricity work? 1. Static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object. These charges can build up on the surface of an object until they find a way to be released or discharged. One way to discharge them is through a circuit. The …
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Answer Multiply the gas units (imperial) by 100, then divide by three. This will give you how many kilo watts an hour. If you want a more accurate answers, multiply the gas units by 31.6. For metric metres (cubic meteres) multiply by 11.06 to get KWH
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Around 1880-1890
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This isn't recommended. Meters can be manipulated to make them under-register, effectively allowing power use without paying for it. This theft or fraud can be dangerous as well as dishonest. Power companies often install remote-reporting meters specifically to enable remote detection of tampering…
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You plug the appliance into the outlet. Israel uses 220-volt household current. Any 110-volt appliances brought from abroad will need a small transformer, which can be bought in appliance stores.
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.pl stands for Poland in email addresses.
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You rub across something, lets say a carpet, and then touch someone. The electrons from the carpet came to your body, then released to the other persons body, making a static shock
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All types of fuse work in exactly the same way. A fuse is an overcurrent protection device which protects a circuit against overload currents or short-circuit currents. Overloads are caused when too high a load is connected, causing the supply conductor to carry more current than it is designed to c…
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There is a nice map of the countries of the world colored by the nominal voltage and frequency they use. Scroll down to related links and look at "Word Map Voltage and Frequency".
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Three phase voltage will transfer higher power than single phaseP1-ph = Vp x Ip cosφP3-ph = _/3 x VL X IL x cosφ= 3 x Vp x Ip cosφ
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The answer depends on the electrical wiring standards of the country you are asking about. Answer for USA, Canada and countries using similar 60Hz household electricity supplies: the ground or "earth" cable is just bare wire or has green insulation. Answer for countries in Europe and in other world …
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MW is megawatts which is a million watts. KW is 1000 watts. Can you do the math or should I tell you it is 1000KW
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Read the motor's wiring diagram to see what colors the motor maker has designated for the 3 connections: "common", "start" and "run".
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To figure service sizing requirements you must follow the directions below. If you do not know how to size a dwelling then you should probably be getting in touch with a licensed master electrician. Electricity is dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. Some locations however do allow you t…
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A rough guide is to divide kVA by the supply voltage then multiply by 1000 to get current in Amps. E.g. 20kVA divided by 120V is 0.167; times 1000 is 167 Amps. But kVA is not the same as kW, so more information is needed before equipment is used.
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The amount of electricity fairy lights uses depends on how many are in use. They generally use about a watt a light, which means that a lot of lights will take quite a bit of electricity.
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PL is mean Plug in - Light Bulb, the most comment application is CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) which require assistance components to make it work or light it up, different to incandescent light bulb, it can light up by just itself direct connect to our home electricity ac 100v to ac 240v.
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1,000 kilo is just a prefix which means 1000, for other prefix conversions use the link below.
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Answer for countries in Europe and other world areas running a 50 Hz supply service. A Blue wire is normally the "Neutral" wire on a standard 230 Volt supply. A Brown wire is normally the "Live" wire on a standard 230 Volt supply. A Green/Yellow wire is normally the "Earth" or "Ground" wire. …
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It varies much on your location and the period of the year, due to the type of devices consuming electricity; for example in the UAE and in India there are no off-peak hours for electricity. In the Canadian province of Ontario, off-peak hours range from 22:00 to 7:00, all days of the year.
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415V +/- 10% phase to phase.
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About as much as 15 typical (60watt each) light bulbs together. Or expressed in horsepower: about 1.2Hp Mains volts and ampere: 230 volt at 3.91 ampere = 900watt 110 volt at 8.18 ampere = 900watt
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Hydropneumatic System The hydropneumatic system consists of a pressure vessel and a pressure pump. The pressure vessel contains water with a pressurized air space to provide the pressure for the system. With water demand, water flows from the vessel, increasing the air space as well as decreasing ai…
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construction of DC generator
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1 unit = 1 kWh. Strange but true :) 1 Mu = 1000000 kwh Answer A 'unit' is short for a 'Board of Trade Unit', a now-defunct British Government organisation that used to govern energy prices. A unit corresponds to one kilowatt hour of energy. A unit or kilowatt hour is the energy consumed, over…
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2.5 sqmm cu cable current carrying capacity is 19 amps.
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there are two pipelines one for cold water and the other for outlet of hotwater.the water tank is fitted with heating elements which are controlled by the thermostats.the function of thermostat is to set the temperature to a certain value so that water is not heated above that value.the tank is norm…
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Almost all electrical wiring is made of copper. For larger sizes to keep the cost of the installation down the wire used is aluminum. Sometimes the copper wire is tinned with solder, and sometimes there is some silver in it. ==== For over 100 years utility companies have been using aluminum wire …
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If this is an electrical installation that needs to comply with the National Electrical Code, I'd advise you to read the code book article 310. It's not exactly easy to summarize, there are many ins and outs. For NEC purposes you would likely size according to Table 310.16. If you're experimenting,…
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You don't need to - the "unit" by which electricity is sold is the kWh. kWh = unit1 kWh = 1 unit each unit is equal to 1000 watt-hours.  CommentThe term, 'unit', is short for 'Board of Trade Unit'. The Board of Trade used to regulate the cost of electricity in Britain.
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To install a new electrical service you need to contact a licensed professional electrical contractor. that depends on where you live. but even where a licensed electrician is needed you can still do the grunt work. first determine where the service will enter the dwelling. next , after checking co…
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a 1000 Watt's equines 1 kilowatt of power
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Electricity generation stations throughout Europe generate supplies at 50 Hz. Click on the Related Links shown below - and see the answer to the Related Question also shown below - for more information about the electricity supplies used as standard in each of the countries around the world.
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Electricity is dangerous, as it can cause severe electrical burns, and lead to death, if a human being comes into contact with a live wire or a wire that is cut and hanging or lying on the ground.
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Heating Ventilation and Air ConditioningHigh-voltage alternating current.
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it works by electricity and heat
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boiler mountings are used to run a boiler in a safe wayex: safety valve,Water level indicators etcboiler accessories are used to improve the efficiency of a boilerex: economiser,air preheater etc.
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Reckoning a group of houses at 3 kW per house, 1 MW would serve 333 houses. Each house would draw more than 3 kW sometimes, but it would average out over the large number of houses - some might be empty, some might use gas heating, some might use electric heating, etc.
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It is a miniature electrical circuit breaker designed to protect a circuit that normally carries up to 20 amps of current. The following information was taken from the Related link shown below. Type B devices are generally suitable for domestic applications. They may also be used in light commer…
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This is the frequency of the pulses. 50 cycles per second or 60 cycles per second. A motor from Europe on 50 cycles will run faster on 60 cycles but will burn out if the voltage is not increased by the same percentage as the frequency.
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The average kettle is rated about 1500 Watts. Watts = amps x volts. amps = watts/volts. 1500/120 = 12.5 amps. Answer for UK Modern kettles are typically rated just short of 3 kW, because they operate at 230 V and can draw up to 13 A from a socket outlet (receptacle).
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Switch (mechanical or electrical), breaker or fuse.a switch
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A 60W bulb will use 60W X 1 hour / 1000. this will give you the KWh - the units your electricity company uses to charge you.So 60 X 1 = 6060/1000 = 0.060 Kwh
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All the world except US<<>>The North American grid uses 60 Hz.
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12 swg current carrying capacity
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In 2009, the US national average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.35
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Start capacitors and run capacitors are two different types of capacitors. They alter the current to create a rotating magnetic field. They have two or three terminals to which the wires are attached.
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Our body normally have some resistance like kilo ohms so the current passing througu our body is less if we have wet it becomes zero resistance easily current flows through our body current always tray to flow to the low resistance.
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There are no Gauss in a volt. The Gauss is the centimetre-gram-second system unit of measurement of a magnetic field (which is also known as the "magnetic flux density", or the "magnetic induction"). It was named after the German mathematician and physicist Karl Gauss. One gauss is defined as one …
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the current carrying capacity of 16sq.mm copper conductor is as below: For Single phase A.C or D.C is - 76 amperes (VIR insulated) and that For Three phase A.C or D.C is - 66 amperes. (rubber insulated)
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220V single phase (domestic) 380V three phase (industrial) The voltage in Egypt is 220 V @ 50 Hz, compatible with most of Western Europe, but not with the US and Canada (which also have different plugs).
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No, you should not get a shock if you touch the earth wire! If you do get a shock then something has been hooked-up wrongly or has become disconnected, in which case, if you do not really know enough about electricity to fix it yourself, you would need to call in a professional electrician urgently…
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yes "yes" is a rather brief answer. I would think a pool heater is a pretty high power device, that would require a sizable voltage converter. I would consider trying it using 240 volt US current. Unless it has some delicate electronic functions, like precision timers, the 50-60hz difference shoul…
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Electricity is transmitted at high voltages in order to minimize the the loss of power during transmission. The power loss during transmission is proportional to the square of the current (P : I2), so there is a strong incentive to reduce the current by as much as possible. For a given amount of ene…
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Electrical plugs in the UK have 3 prongs, similarly to the US. A Hot, a Neutral and a Ground (earth). The Ground prong, if present, is a bit longer than the others so it makes contact first when inserted into a socket. The other two prongs are partially insulated near the base of the plug. These ar…
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in Australia most homes are single phase 240 volts but when measured with a multi meter sometimes you get readings of between 230 and 250 volts
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Simple answer: No. More detailed answer: Consult a licensed electrician to find out if the air conditioner was designed to allow its connections be modified to work safely on either a 50Hz or a 60Hz service. High currents are drawn by air conditioners so, if the connections can't be modified, a he…
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If there is no problem with the incoming supply from the street, then such a high voltage drop could be caused by using a standard but relatively high-power kitchen appliance - like, say a 3 kilowatt electric kettle - on a branch circuit that is too long for the size of wire that was used to hook up…
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In Australia they use Type I plugs and sockets for their standard household electricity supplies. For more information see the Related Link shown below and also the answer to the Related Question.
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Answer for countries in Europe and other world areas running a 50 Hz power supply service.In the interest of addressing the specific query posed, a quick lookup of the charts dealing with line losses associated with a 100 ft run of paired wire and a nominal current of 4 amps, (920 watts at 230 volts…
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The 'unit' is a measurement of energy used in the UK for the purpose of billing consumers, and is short for 'Board of Trade Unit'. An 'unit' is exactly equivalent to the kilowatt hour, a power of one kilowatt running for one hour. You cannot equate the unit (energy) with the watt (power).
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Answer for countries in Europe and other world areas running a 50 Hz power supply service. If you get any other answer here, you might attempt to do something you shouldn't be doing, and that may cost someone a shock, a home fire, or even their life. Before you do any work yourself, on electr…
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Nepal uses on 230V running at 50Hz. Three types of plug are used - Types C, D and M - so it would be best to ask your contacts in Kathmandu - such as the hotel or friends you are visiting - which types of sockets they use. For more information see the Related Link shown below. Note: If you scroll…
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The United Arab Emirates runs a 50 Hz power supply service at 240 volts nominal. For more information see the Related Link and the answer to the Related Question shown below.
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New Zealand is one of them.
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A child may push a small metal object in, thus getting electrocuted. The question does not mention voltage but the voltage the outlet is supplying would make a BIG difference to the danger of electrocution if paper clips or other small metal parts were pushed into the socket-holes. Outlets supply…
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As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, d…
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220VAC at 50Hz
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As they are both 230V 50Hz systems it should be possible to use a plug adapter, just as would be used anywhere else in Europe. Such adapters are commonly sold by shops in airports and in many towns and cities. Israel uses two main kinds of plug: the common European "Type C" and Israel's own "Type H…
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core companies for EE in india are as follows: - NTPC-TATA STEEL-BHEL-ONGC-NHPC-JINDAL-PGCL-BSES-BCPL-IOCL
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It depends on the element size that heats the water. The average 150L geyser uses a 3kW element, which will take about 2.5h to heat the water from cold to 70'C. If you "empty" the geyser twice daily, which is an unlikely maximum, it'll use 15 kWh of electricity.
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As they are both 230V 50Hz systems it should be possible to use a plug adapter, just as would be used anywhere else in Europe. Such adapters are commonly sold by shops in airports and in many towns and cities. Israel uses two main kinds of plug: the common European "Type C" and Israel's own "Type H…
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As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-…
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According to the itt book ;)This is what I came up with: Standard conduit is usually a pipe that is run through the walls of a structure to connect one closet to another, or from a closet to a floor of hosts. Cable Trays are also a way to route your cables. They are usually a wire rack designed to…
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What voltage? The load is a little over 2kW, so the output needs to be rated no less than 2.5kW continuous (assuming the load is continuous). -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The voltage is regulated by the number of field windings versus stator windings,…
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Answer for countries in Europe and other world areas running a 50 Hz power supply service. By asking this question you are probably not quite ready to take on this particular task. The correct answer to your question will depend on the exact site location of the light switch and the of the light …
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Materials or pay, someone else? Cost to have it done professionally will depend on lots of things - new fittings or reuse old ones, strip old wiring out, is the house so old that it does not have conduit fitted, how many circuits and their rating, how many power points, bungalow or house, solid floo…
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Answer for countries in Europe and other world areas running a 50 Hz power supply service In the UK and Eire (Republic of Ireland) a wall socket outlet would normally be on a ring main. The fuse or, in modern installations, a Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB), would be 30A or 32A for the ring. All …
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Normally the neutral wire of every circuit is connected to the neutral bus bar in the main breaker panel. Because the neutral bus bar is always connected to ground you should never be able to measure any voltage between the neutral wire and ground. So, if you are measuring 45 to 60 VAC between the…
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Boiler mountings are different fittings and devices which are necessary for the operation and safety of a boiler .e.g. pressure gauge, safety valves , steam stop valve etc Normally these device are mounted over boiler shell .Boiler Accessories are auxilary plants or parts required for steam boilers …
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