[rescue] Power Strip

der Mouse mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Fri Oct 20 13:08:58 CDT 2006

>> Hi people.  I'm looking for a 1U rackmount power strip that does
>> 220v (split) in and 110v out.
> I think your neutral will need to be twice as big all the way back to
> the box.  Can anyone verify?

I don't know about de-jure (ie, electrical code) requirements.  But
there's certainly no electrical need for it; the loads on the two
halves balance one another.  Indeed, if the load on the two halves is
exactly equal, there's no need for the neutral to be connected
anywhere.  (Of course, they never are *exactly* equal in practice.)

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