Why choose 120 volts?

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Tue May 26 19:19:46 CDT 2009

> Once upon a time, Joe Greco <jgreco at ns.sol.net> said:
> > And I don't like not having anywhere to plug in my power screwdriver's
> > recharger...  I suppose I should see if I can find someplace that has
> > a transformer of an appropriate size, or does anyone already have the
> > part number for something that can provide a few hunderd milliamps of
> > 120V from 208?  :-)
> Isn't 208V usually provided as a connection across two phases of a 3
> phase circuit?  In that case, you get 120V by going between one phase
> and neutral (no transformer required).

Yes, but this doesn't imply that you have access to those other phases.
It is easy enough to be delivered 208V single phase service in a data
center environment.

... JG
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
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