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From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Mon Mar 22 13:23:57 2004

>>> You need DPST switches in much of Europe because there you find
>>> unpolarized outlets.
>> And because in some parts of Europe you find balanced mains, rather
>> than hot-and-neutral mains.
> I don't think so. In Europe, plain old home service is 220 volts
> live to neutral.

This depends on where in Europe. Most of Europe is, I understand, as
you describe, but the part of Norway I was in (Troms?) certainly used
balanced (or at least approximately balanced) mains, and I'm told it's
usual in the rest of Norway too. There may be other such areas, though
I don't know of any specific examples.

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