PMM (Pico Mains Monitor)

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Joined: 05/03/2018
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 1055
Posted: 10:06am 16 Sep 2021      

When United Kingdom joined Europe (yes they did once) there was an agreement to harmonize mains voltages. They settled on 230V (mid between 220 and 240) for the whole of Europe. The bulk of the countries on mainland Europe where using 220V at that time.

Since this change would affect the whole grid (pan European) the whole of Europe changed to 230V.

And then Britain itself decided to stay 240V.....

The Brits have a history of being stubborn. That may be why they where able to resist Hitler until the Yanks came. So be proud to be British, be realize what you do to the rest of the world.