electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Fri Dec 10 17:01:09 2004

At 09:24 AM 12/10/04 -0700, you wrote:
>Jules Richardson wrote:
>> Out of interest, why do we use 50Hz power in the UK and 60Hz in the US?
>> (I don't mean why are they different, I mean why those numbers)
>> I saw yesterday a claim that the 60Hz in the US was a Tesla invention,
>> but the info didn't elaborate on why he chose that figure if so...
>It has to deal with big heavy rotating machines, so that works out to
>3000 rpm in the UK and 3600 rpm in the USA for a typical motor.

   I think you have it backward. The motor speeds are the results of the
line frequency not vice versa.

>What telsa did invent was a better electric motor.

  Telsa did a LOT more than invent a better electric motor. You should go
read up on him and his work sometime. It's fasinating. FWIW the "better"
electric motor was a LOT more than just better, it was revolutionary.

Received on Fri Dec 10 2004 - 17:01:09 GMT

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