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February 15, 2011

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Carly Smith

Thanks for using one of my photos! It was taken from inside the car, driving at 110km/h (68 m/h), so I'm lucky it turned out as well as it did.

I didn't realise people from Adelaide were the highest visitor rate to this site - that just means we're the coolest city. :-)
Hello to all Pylon of the Month fans, wherever you are!

Pat Galea

Shall I be incredibly geeky, and point out that the UK is technically on 230V, not 240V? ;-)

It changed some time back in the 1990s (I think) to bring the UK into line with the EU. In fact, it was a nominal change in tolerances, rather than a physical change.

Kevin

Geeky, but an interesting point. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity) seems to think that the tighest EU standard is 230V +/- 6% (so 13.8V either way) which comfortably allows 240V, but you are right about 230V being the requirement. It is of course worth my scoring geek points in return by pointing out that 230V is the Root Mean Square (RMS) voltage which puts the actual peak voltage during an AC cycle up at about 325V.

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