Posted by: admin | October 1, 2009

Voltage Mysteries Revealed by IDT Energy

electrical outletDid you ever notice on some appliances, instead of being labeled 120 volts, as you would expect in the United States, it may have written 110, 115 or 120 volts? This is because the appliance/device is built to accept a range of voltages. This is a very good thing, since the actual voltage coming out of the electrical outlet in your home can vary. The true amount is dependent on several factors, including the actual conditions at the power plant and in your own home. So when a product is labeled 120 volts it really means the product can accept a range from 110-120 volts.

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