Going over to Canada in a few weeks & was wondering if they
are on 120v or 220v over there? ( I'm USA)
Will be taking a power wheelchair and wanted to make sure
I would be able to charge it.
I tried to Google, and for ten minutes all I could find
was info on electrical switchplates, conduit, and other
stuff that was no help. (guess I used the wrong terms)
I assumed I could find some helpful Canadian national
who was passing through this group & would provide
the info QUICKER than I was able to locate it.
Yeah, that's the problem with search engines...wrong terms, nothing but crap.
FWIW, "canada voltage frequency" (not quoted) were the terms I used.
Sorry for biting your head off -- it's been one of those weeks...
On Tue, 08 Nov 2005 22:13:59 -0600, Dave Balderstone
There's another problem you need to be concerned about. The US
government-mandated time changes (called Daylight Saving Time) must be
implemented by instantaneously altering the rotation of portions of
the Earth's surface. This causes extreme stress on the rocks at the
national borders, generating high transient electrical voltages. These
are isolated, and so have no effect in most cases, but can cause
strange unexpected hyperentropic explosions when charging batteries.
Try not to charge a battery within 50 miles of the US-Canadian border.
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