I used to have a generator. Not here. I do have a 60,000
BTU floor furnace that could double as a stove. As for
electrical stuff, I guess I could suffer without for a bit.
Lights? I don't need no stinking lights! *thump, doh!*
It is not two phase, it is a single phase sin wave.
AC current changes direction 120 times per second.
At any point in time (with exception of crossing 0), the electricity is either flowing
from L1 thru the neutral to L2
from L2 thru the neutral to L1
confusing, but yes. the key phrase is 'changes'
take a sine wave at the top goes from forward to reverse, at the bottom
goes from reverse to forward, so in one cycle at 60 Hz, you've changed
direction twice, or 120 times.
The better point might be to ask, "what the hell have you gained by this
type of confusing model/dialogue?"
People should say what they mean, mean what they say; and get on with it.
This thread has turned into a troll's paradise.
After the 27th round of "Angels we have heard
on high", a couple people started to gnaw off
their own legs to get away. They weren't at all
impressed when I tried to put them to bed at
9 PM, sleeping separately of course.
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