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The UK uses 50 Hz, and the US uses 60 Hz. (US is 120/240V, 60Hz; UK is 230V, 50Hz, though formerly it was 240V.)

It's correct that 230 v is the nominal voltage in the UK but the actual voltage nearly everywhere is 240 v.

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