[rescue] DC Voltage distro (Was:SGI Challenge L... )

james james at jdfogg.com
Wed Sep 22 15:11:38 CDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 15:19, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> >> my mother recently sold the house i grew up in, and the agent was
> >> shocked to hear it still had the original 60a electrical svc.  she
> >> said new houses going up in the area often have 400a...  and no, we're
> >> -not- talking about rescue types.
> >
> > I lived most of my life in 60A houses. There's just no need for more if
> > you are living a modest life. I have 200A now, but only because the
> > house was built with electric hot water (now fired by the heating
> > boiler). My PA house is 1500sf and 60A, complete with a few rooms of AC
> > and 8 computers running full time. I have never blown a main fuse.
> 60 amps @ 220? Thats like 120 amp service in the US.

Dude, in the US it IS 220V @ 60A. Just cause your outlet has 110V
doesn't mean that 110V is what's delivered at the street.

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