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Old 04-28-2005, 09:57 AM   #16
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does anyone know why canadian homes run on 120 volts whereas europe and asia is on 220? can one die of electrocution IN ANY WAY in one's home whether it's 120 or 220 volts? i have not been electrocuted is one reason why i ask this question.

yes you can die very easily from electruction from a wall outlet. Although 120 volts may not sound like alot, is is high in amperage, or wattage? Im not sure which, but lets just say there is ALOT of electricity running through it.
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:00 AM   #17
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in europe they use DC (Direct current) and in America it's AC (alternating current)

http://www.enjoy-europe.com/hte/chap11/electric.htm

ummmm ok....
the reason why we have "Transformers" on light posts is because the power being fed by the cables is AC (alternating current). The power that our computers use, tv, and any sort of appliance runs on DC direct current. The difference is alternating current is fluctuating in amperage I beleive, while Direct current is the same..

I think i may be mixing it up, regardless, its something like that.
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:20 PM   #18
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I thought canada was 115 V

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Old 04-28-2005, 12:29 PM   #19
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ok enuff nerd talk.. the lesson is:


DONT STICK your extremities in electricity emmiting thingies. I.E sockets, plugs of any sort and dont drop hairdryers in bathtubs (i wonder about electric toothbrushes...)

Well said...i think.
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:06 PM   #20
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btw.. skycitybmw.... i absolutely love ur little gif in ur siggy...i couldnt stop laughing the 1st time i saw it.

Thanks . . I'm trying to change the color of the honda symbol to red.
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