[AMRadio] Heathkit Daystom in England

D. Chester k4kyv at charter.net
Sat Feb 28 12:45:19 EST 2009

The power transformers would have to be different.  In western Europe, 
including UK, they use 230 volts @ 50 Hz.

It the UK, as I  recall, the mains plugs used to have two round prongs, 
similar to the ones used on the continent, but they were a different size 
and weren't interchangeable.  Last time I was there, the UK had changed over 
to a gigantic three-prong thing that looks like what we use here for an 
electric kitchen range, with massive copper or brass prongs.  With small 
hand-held electric appliances, the plug is larger and heavier than the 
device itself.  I wonder what genius came up with that idea.

Here is a list of countries of the world and the nominal power line voltages 
and frequencies.



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