From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: PFC question
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Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 22:47:19 +1000
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"John Woodgate" wrote in message
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Phil Allison
> wrote (in <firstname.lastname@example.org>) about 'PFC
> question', on Sun, 1 Sep 2002:
> > ** Sorry, you have wandered completely off topic.
> It doesn't seem OT to me, although you were clearly referring to
> constellations of PCs in commercial premises.
** So it *is* off topic - domestic is not commercial.
> > I was not >addressing a domestic situation - no home has a predominantly
> >supply load. Most domestic power is consumed as incandescent light and
> >electric heat and so is resistive and pure sine wave.
> Well, not in summer, particularly in Oz. The load may well be just two
> or three TVs and/or computers.
** In an Aussie summer the load is very heavily domestic type air
conditioning and fans etc. - still sine wave. The highest probability of a
major supply failure is on a very hot day due to massive use of air