|[AMRadio] Heathkit Daystom in England|
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
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