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Homework Help: Uk national grid

  1. Mar 10, 2006 #1
    Can electricity be sent back into the UK national grid via a normal household plug socket?
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  3. Mar 10, 2006 #2
    Theoretically, sure, if you have a device that produces a large enough potential. I'm a little nervous about why you would be asking... :confused:


    Actually, come to think of it, most power grids probably have some sort of device to prevent the back-current from something like a lightning strike, so probably not.
  4. Mar 10, 2006 #3


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    In the US, anyway, the law requires that a local utility company buy power from essentially anyone who is capable of generating it and selling it to them.
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