From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: American vs foreign electrical parts and installations
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 11:43:38 -0400
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Mike Poulton wrote:
> On 17 Sep 2002, Daniel Haude said:
> > A side note: Is there a US equivalent of the big red "CEKON" plugs
> > rated 25 or 63 amps three-phase 400V? I think they're a must for every
> > serious household wiring.
> > --Daniel
> I don't know what that plug looks like, but I can guarantee we don't use
> it in our houses! 240V single phase is the most that's available in
> houses here. 3 phase is only in commercial buildings, and we certainly
> don't have 400V service in houses. The three phase industrial plugs
> used here are locking plugs (twist to lock), and look pretty cool.
> Mike Poulton
> MTP Technologies
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3 phase is available for residential use if you want to pay the extra
cost. I've been in several homes that had private elevators that ran on
three phase. They also had large Onan diesel powered generators for
backup power. You don't normally see three phase power in a home but it
can be installed, for a price. Usually it requires the two addition
phases be run down your street, three new transformers, and possibly it
will require replacing a number of power poles. The big question is,
why would most people want it? One of the homes that had it had several
hundred acres, and several large greenhouses, so they needed it to run
several large pumps. Others were strictly to install the elevator for a
handicapped family member.
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Michael A. Terrell
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