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110/120 volt appliances bring lower bills.

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  1. Lukester

    Lukester DI Junior Member

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    Grow room? It's only an EXAMPLE!

    Now try to understand - the article I quoted was only an example to assist in answering the question at hand. I didn't write the article. I know nothing of "grow rooms" or the like. It was only an example of the negligible savings of 110 voltage verses 220 voltage. Give a guy a break!
     
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    sayang, I already developed my business plan to become a billionaire with solar panels, generators and a grow room...

    well, not all dreams come true, back to teaching diving...

    well joke aside... I studied that stuff about 100 years ago and it is simply like that.

    lower voltage draws more ampere, that makes the standard-meter run faster due to higher electromagnetic induction. As we always have pretty low voltage you might have more KW/H to pay.

    If you use voltage regulators, no matter 220V (like each should have on his computer) or 110V for all your appliances, there will be no saving in either way.

    Also the before mentioned appliances running from 110 - 220 V wont safe or cost anything, they usually have internal transformer and regulators...

    cheers beertime

    Rhoody
     
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    tunji oluwajuyemi

    tunji oluwajuyemi DI Forum Adept

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    Man we are all lost here so I give up,,My large energy saver fridge is 230 volts at .99 amps for 114 watts and my small fridge is 230 volts at .5 amps for 87 watts so the equation volts X amps =watts does not equalize int the case of panasonics engineering one is 33% off the equation and the other is 99.8% off the mark so the variable equation based on the various devices is more likely,which give chance to fractional factors which yeild wattage gains at conversions step down and losses at step up
     
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    Many years ago, I had a professor who was fond of saying that "Ohm's law is one of the few laws that can not be repealed".
     
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    Quite right that is. An electrician is a lawyer specializing in Ohmic law. :p

    Don't want to sound like I'm bragging, but let me brag a bit, I'd like my Dumaguete friends to know, that yours truly, Ol' Manzanita hisself, did 8 years in the US Navy, discharged as an Electricians Mate 1st class. And I followed that up in the US Merchant Marine for another 15 years as ships chief electrician.
    Among the companies I Sailed was Lykes Brothers, Sealand, American President Lines, and Central Gulf.

    But I still don't quite understand how they wire their residential electrical here. :confused:
     
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    Quite right that is. An electrician is a lawyer specializing in Ohmic law. :p

    Yours truly, Ol' Manzanita himself, did 8 years in the US Navy, discharged as an Electricians Mate 1st class. And I followed that up in the US Merchant Marine for another 15 years as ships chief electrician.
    Among the companies I Sailed was Lykes Brothers, Sealand, American President Lines, and Central Gulf.

    But I still don't quite understand how they wire their residential electrical here. :confused:
    Some of it don't make any sense.
     
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    Voltage has nothing to do with your consumtion. Consumtion is counted in Watts....and all your equipment should have a wattage label on it. Add up all your equipments consumtion "WATTS" and that will tell you how much your consumtion is per hour if you run all of them at the same time.
    1 KW (kilowatt) = 1000 watts. Good luck!

    Voltage x Amperes= Watts

    OHM's Law is still in effect and it will forever!


    Cheers,
    Ron
     
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  9. ronv8917

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    Manzanita......I'll go you one better my friend.
    I have a degree in mechanical engineering and another degree in electrical engineering and I don't understand how they wire the houses here NOR do I always understand what Tunji is talking about......
    Manzanita.......it sure makes me feel dumb sometimes.
     
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