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Comment: Re:110 or 240v (Score 1) 260

by thebigmacd (#47512915) Attached to: Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

It's pretty pointless to hook a neutral up to a delta-wired motor, code or no :D

3-phase 4-wire feeds are used all the time for commercial power here in Canada. Either 208V or 600V depending on what is required. Single phases are circuited off for 208V/120V or 347V single-phase feeds, respectively. A neutral conductor is definitely required for this application, yes. 208V single-phase circuits don't use a neutral, since they use two of three phases as if they were single phase. Their "split neutral" would be ~60V with respect to ground.

Comment: Re:ATMs? (Score 1) 367

by thebigmacd (#46549061) Attached to: Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

When I go to a teller at my Credit Union, I just hand them my bank card, tell them what I want, and they key it in. Then I just sign the receipt when all transactions are done. No filling in of forms. No going only to my "home" branch for free service. I used to have to do those things...20 years ago.

Comment: Re:How? (Score 1) 320

Canada has one phone company, because the following are not Canadian phone companies: [/sarcasm]
Bell Aliant - Made up of MT&T, NewTel, NBTel and IslandTel
BabyTEL
Bell Canada
BoltonSmith
Brooke Telecom
Bruce Municipal Telephone Service
Chatr
CityWest
Cogeco
DMTS
Eastlink
Execulink Telecom
Fibernetics Corporation/Freephoneline.ca
Fido
Gosfield North Communications Co-op
Ice Wireless
Inline Communications
Iristel
Lynx Mobility
Manitoba Telecom Services/MTS Allstream
North Renfrew Telephone Company
NorthernTel
Northwestel
Novus
Ormuco
Ontera
Primus Canada
Quadro
Rogers Telecom
SaskTel
Shaw Communications
Sogetel
Start Communications
Télébec
TELUS - Made up of BCTel, AGT & ED Tel
TBayTel
Vidéotron
Wightman Telecom

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