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Voltage Optimisation: Dealing with Overvoltage Issues in Melbourne

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:00am

With the exception of the United States, most of the world is on a 220 volt electrical system. Despite recent claims of having lowered their voltage to 230V, Australia is still running a 240 volt grid. There have been reports of figures as high as 260 volts being experienced in certain parts of Victoria. The Australian Power Network claim to have reduced the voltage and in 2000, Standards Australia adopted a 230V grid across the entire country. This change provided a tolerance of +10% and -6%, which is consistent with the International Standard for deviance in electrical power.  However, with reports of up to 260 volts running through businesses, this change in voltage has clearly not been implemented

Posted by Jason Bank at 10:00am
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