Why does USA use 110 volt electricity and Europe 220 Volt?

Answer Because 220 believe it or not is less dangerous and more economical to run.Granted 220 is stronger but it is handled in a much safer way, making it less dangerous. All plugs and extension cables a... Read More »

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Does 230/240 volt garden equipment work on 120 volt in the u.s.?

It is possible to use appliances made for 230/240 volts in the United States, where the standard home voltage is 110. Many appliances will state on their power adapter that they are dual-voltage ap... Read More »

What happens when 240 volt equipment is plugged into a 120 volt source or if 110-120 volt equipment is plugged into a 60 volt source assuming all alternating current?

Assuming all alternating current and all at the same or similar frequency (say, 50-60Hz), nothing much will happen on a device using a linear transformer. A linear transformer (one that is made of ... Read More »

Can I replace my 3.6 volt NiMH cordless phone battery with a 3.6 volt lithium ion b?

I belive the chargers may not be compatible.. I would stay with your current battery.... NiMh and Lithium Ion are both good batteries with no memory problems..

Is it okay to connect a 3.7 volt li-ion (900mAh) and a 3.7 volt li-ion (1000mAh) batteries in parallel?

I don't recommend doing it. Before that, though, if you're trying to increase the mAh rating, then parallel connection of two identical voltages will do what you want. Voltages in series will add... Read More »