Power Grids Around the World

Especially for Wendy —

(I promised I would send along some more detailed information)

World Map of Voltage and Frequency
World Map of Voltage and Frequency

We have been talking about AC Power and differences between EU and North American systems in our physics 54 class.

Here are some links with additional information:

Wikipedia Article – Mains Electricity

Another quite interesting historical tidbit concerns the “War of Currents” between Edison, an advocate for DC power and the AC power advocates,  Westinghouse and Tesla:

Wikipedia Article – War of Currents

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