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Advantages of frequency in Electric Tasmittion

  1. Oct 8, 2009 #1
    hey,

    as you know several countries have different voltages which they give to a normal household. Ie in our country Malta is 240Volts and in USA around 110Volts.

    I also read that they have different frequencies. (e.g. Malta =50Hz and USA=60Hz)

    Could anyone state advantages or disadvantages
    at having certain frequencies?
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2009 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF. There have been a number of threads that discussed these questions. I did a quick search and found this one:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=108153

    You might find some useful background info at www.wikipedia.org as well.
     
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