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Mains Voltages, Frequencies and Time Zones

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Household Voltage;

Country

Voltage [V]

Frequency [Hz]

Time UTC ±

Ecuador 120 60 -5
El Salvador 115 60 -6
England 240 50 UTC
Estonia 127 u. 220 50 +2
Europe (EU) 230 50 +1
more details see right and below   * ( Portugal u. England  UTC)
Ethiopia 220 50 +4
 
Industrial Voltage:

Country

Voltage [V]

Neutral

Comment

Ecuador 208 / 120 yes *2
220 / 127 yes
El Salvador 240 / 120 *2
England 415 / 240 yes  
Estonia 380 / 220 yes
Europe (EU) 400 / 230 *4 (380 / 220)
Ethiopia 389 / 220 yes  
 
 

EU Mains Voltage Harmonisation

According to IEC60038 (appeared in 1987) 50Hz supplies become harmonised to reach a uniform mains voltage for Europe.
Therefore lower mains voltages (220/380) needed to be increased, higher (240/415) reduced. The resulting uniform mains voltage is 230/400V (±10%) . Many countries have already concluded this adaptation. Although the term of 20 years has run off long ago some countries still haven’t adapted to the new uniform voltage.
They using a narrower asymmetric tolerance band (230V +10%/-6%) in case of the UK (240V) and (230V +6%/-10%) in case of 220V mains.

 
 
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European Supply Voltages

   
Austria 230V
Belgium 230V
Cyprus 240V
Czech Republic 220V
Denmark 230V
England 240V
Estonia 230V
Finland 230V
France 230V
Germany 230V
Greece 230V
Hungary 220V
Ireland 220V
Italy 220V
Latvia 220V
Lithuania 220V
Luxembourg 220V
Malta 240V
Netherlands 230V
Poland 230V
Portugal 230V
Slovakia 220V
Slovenia 220V
Spain 220V
Sweden 230V
   
     
     
...pay attention to the correct converter.

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