[LMB] OT: Voltage & Amperes [Kettle]

fishman at panix.com fishman at panix.com
Thu Oct 31 13:17:09 GMT 2013


An Imperial pint may be 20 Imperial ounces, BUT an Imperial fluid ounce is slightly less than a US fluid ounce.

Harvey

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> On Oct 31, 2013, at 8:24, "James M. BRYANT G4CLF" <james at jbryant.eu> wrote:
> 
> Marina says:-
> 
> > 1500W, 120V,  ~60Hz
> >The pound or pint, boiling time: about 3 minutes.
> >
> >I seem to recall that on your side of the pond,
> 50Hz is the norm.
> 
> Yes, 50Hz, but 50Hz/60Hz does not matter for heating.
> And 230V, not 120V. That does matter - a 120V heater
> in a 230V socket generates 3.7 times the heat and is
> likely to blow up.
> 
> But round here the pint boiling time is 25% longer
> than the pound boiling time, as the local pint is
> 1.25 times the US pint.
> 
> (A pint is not a pound the World around. Most places
> it's a pound and a quarter. [Actually, most places
> use litres, but most places that use pints use the
> Imperial ones.])
> 
> James - imperialist pedant
> 
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