Re: ECONOMY: Globalizing Power Standards

Spike Jones (
Sun, 23 Aug 1998 12:37:17 -0700

> my inner geek <> writes:
> >If there was to be a new global standard for the "electricity grid",
> >meaning the power outlets, which would be better, AC or DC?

Jeffrey Fabijanic wrote:

> For various technical reasons, we might want to have slightly lower
> standard voltages than we use today, and we'd certainly all want to get on
> the same frequency bandwagon ... - jeff

jeff i came to many of the same conclusions you did. i figure we would end up with 3 phase 60 hz power at about 40-50 volts rms. this lower potential would be a lot safer without giving away too much to larger transformers. you could have a separate 250 volt service for charging you car... spike