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Warpspeed
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Posted: 12:22pm 14 Sep 2012      

  Gizmo said   32V is may have been chosen because its still a safe voltage, and high enough to minimise wire thickness, compared to 6V ( common in vehicles at the time ) or 12v.

Glenn


That would be my answer as well.
When you are building something from scratch, and there is no precedent or existing standard, you do whatever seems reasonable at the time.

There are some pretty odd railway gauges that have been used for a similar reason.
If you are laying the rails and building the rolling stock exclusively for your own use, you just make it any way you want to make it.

I wonder why +5 volts was decided upon for the very first electronic logic chips? That is truly an odd voltage not used anywhere else, but it still survives.Edited by Warpspeed 2012-09-15
Cheers,  Tony.