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Old 17th March 2015, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by paulc View Post
Since about 1995, the UK and most of continental Europe have harmonised mains voltage at a nominal 230V. Across mainland Europe, most countries run at 230V +6% -10% whilst in the UK the acceptable variation is 230V +10% -6%.
But what actually happened is that we stayed at 240v and the 10% meant that we were still within the new 'standard'!

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