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my apartment may be a complete mess only 1/4 of the way unpacked but now i know why we have 120 V power but actually it's 240V but actually it's 120V

thanks YouTube recommended

for those curious, the US and Canada have 240V power but we glued a cable in the middle so now we have +120V and -120V instead of normal 240V

this is also why it's trivial to have 240V appliances despite everything being 120V normally

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@BoxSystem and then the real question is, why don't we run 3-phase to everything?

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@BoxSystem IDK, if you make the glue 3-phase too, you can get away with half as much of it.

@BoxSystem I watched this the other day too, so interesting and entertaining and I know 0 about electricity but it still mostly made sense

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