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Why isn’t there a Standard Voltage among the World’s Nations?

Why isn’t there a Standard Voltage among the World’s Nations?

If you’ve ever traveled overseas, you probably already know that there isn’t a worldwide standard for the voltage and frequency of alternating current (AC) electricity. Hopefully you didn’t find out the hard way. For various reasons there are actually four standards that most countries fall under. 220-240v/50Hz 220-240v/60Hz 100-127v/60Hz 100-127v/50Hz The majority of the westernRead more about Why isn’t there a Standard Voltage among the World’s Nations?[…]