Ki Wi house current?

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    Just a simple question , what is the "std" house electric in NZ?

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    And current is not fixed.

    I think this explanation in comparing liquids is quite good - voltage is pressure in the system - tube size/ valves gives the resistance to the fluid - the bigger the tube the bigger the flow (current).

    IE - you cannot say that wall plug would have particular current - the current will depend on the system you plug to it. Current is really limited by fuses.
     
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    I believe you're over-thinking the question. He just wants to know what the standard feed to a residence in New Zealand is. If someone asked me what the house current is in my neighborhood, I'd tell them it's 60-cycle, 110 volt AC; I wouldn't start going door-to-door with a multi-meter and checking out wall plugs.
     
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    sure sure - just the headline of current made me pick the it apart. As what varies between countries voltage and frequency. I am not a native English speaker so took probably the "current" too literally...
     
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