Us versus German power (was once Re: [rescue] argh, what did I do? (Onyx))

Kris Kirby kris at
Wed Jan 15 16:40:03 CST 2003

On Wed, 15 Jan 2003, David L Kindred (Dave) wrote:
> There really needs be a good public FAQ on this stuff.  Even as the son
> of an electrician and having had some EE courses I still get confused on
> the 110/115/120 notation and all of the various delta/wye choices.  In
> moving from building to building for work I've seen where some had 208
> and/or 220/240 while others had 440 but not 208 and other combinations.
> Annoying when you find you need to buy an extra transformer just to move
> a piece of equipment.

Not everyone reads the NEC manual for fun.. ;-)

it's usually just cut one way or the other. 277V is 3-phase 480, more
commonly used for lighting.

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