From: Daniel Haude
Subject: Re: American vs foreign electrical parts and installations
Date: 18 Sep 2002 14:16:15 GMT
Organization: stoptrick: animated films
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On 17 Sep 2002 18:39:49 GMT,
Mike Poulton wrote
| On 17 Sep 2002, "Michael A. Terrell" said:
| > 3 phase is available for residential use if you want to pay the
| > extra
| > cost.
| I should have mentioned that possibility. I actually looked into the
| cost of having 3p installed in our house, but it was more than I wanted
| to pay. What I really meant was that it is very abnormal to have 3p in
| a residence, not that it's impossible to get.
In Germany (don't know about the rest of Europe) there's no house that
DOESN't have 400V 3p at least into the basement and often into the
individual flats. Appliances that are mostly run on 400V 3p are invariably
fixed high-power installations such as electrical heating, stoves, and
electrical water heaters -- all of which SHOULD be run on natural gas
anyway. 400V outlets are not common, that was a joke. But if you do want
to have those mills and lathes in your basement workshop, the power lines
are already there.
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