Why choose 120 volts?

Gregory Hicks ghicks at hicks-net.net
Tue May 26 15:54:22 CDT 2009


> Subject: RE: Why choose 120 volts? 
> Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 15:23:46 -0500
> From: "Kurt Anderson" <kurt at honeycomb.net>
> To: <nanog at nanog.org>
> 
> Why stop there? Grab a 20,000 volt feeder and create a Tesla
> datacenter.  Think of all the copper you will save...

Boy!  This thread went south in a hurry!  I about died laughing.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: telmnstr at 757.org [mailto:telmnstr at 757.org] 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:16 PM
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: RE: Why choose 120 volts? 
> 
> >> Oh, yeah! Nothing sounds like more fun than working in a room full of
> >> 480 or 600 delta. I LIKE neutrals. (Sort of like I like continuing to
> >> have a functioning heart.)
> > Nobody said delta.
> 
> If you just run 7200vac into your 1u chinese made peecee servers, then
> you 
> can eliminate the space use of the step-down transformer in the
> mechanical 
> room.
> 
> 
> 

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