Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 3 months ago

What's the frequency in your socket?

Only answer if you've seen it measured personally; thanks; sorry for the strictness of the question


@Anonymous, that's not what was asked; was it? sorry to be rude but question was if you personally measured it; thanks

Update 2:

@philomel, sorry, u had a best answer too...

7 Answers

  • 3 months ago
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    50.11Hz (and 246V)

    Just measured, in the UK. Using a Fluke 187 meter.

    The frequency varies slightly throughout the day, but is deliberately compensated to keep the average at 50.000 (or 60.000) so mains-synchronised clocks stay accurate.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    No matter whether you live in a 50Hz. or 60Hz. mains frequency place, the overall average frequency will be one or the other. If it were not, think how many mains- frequency locked clocks etc. would show errors!

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    60 HZ---Its what TESLA decided was the BEST frequency for his polyphase AC system----Based on how heavy the iron parts of transformers and motors needed to be----The best balance between voltage and mass.--60 cycles was the best compromise----Those that  use other frequencies, like in the UK did so in an effort to get around Tesla's patents.---Notice motor parts are more massive there too,

  • 3 months ago

    Yes, I've measured it and it is 60HZ.

    It's more accurate than most of the frequency meters in use unless they were recently calibrated. It is referenced to radio WWV Fort Collins, Colorado so all power sources can work on the US power grid.

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  • 3 months ago

    Your update is BS. The very nature of AC power REQUIRES a uniform frequency and YOU wouldn't know how to measure it if someone DEMONSTRATED the use of the equipment, which you have never seen.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    In the US its 60Hz with very little deviation.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    60.02 Hz


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