Wacky Weekend: NERC to relax power grid frequency strictures

Ingo Flaschberger if at xip.at
Sun Jun 26 16:36:24 CDT 2011


>>> Take a guess what the datacenter our equipment is currently hosted in uses.  Yet another reason to be glad of a datacenter move that's coming up.
>>>
>> Why can't we just all use DC and be happy?
>
> motors don't produce DC?

dc generators produce dc.

> tesla vs edison?
>
> human safe dc voltage requires comically large conductors for the sorts of loads we energize?
>
> transmission loss except at very high voltages...
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-voltage_direct_current

but transforming is not easy.
ac/ac transformers are easy tu build and very immune against lightning 
strikes - inverter systems are not.

Kind regards,
 	Ingo Flaschberger





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