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Can someone explain to me exactly why high voltage is classed as 1000 for AC and 1500 for DC?
 
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B

Bobster

To do with how far the electricity will arc in a nutshell.

Edit: miss understood the question as to why the values were different. The above is why this level was chosen.
 
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The AC voltage is RMS, if you convert to peak it will be close to the DC value.
 
B

Bobster

Vrms = 0.707 * Vmax
 
B

Bobster

Vrms = 0.3535 * Vpp

Or

Vpp = Vrms/0.3535
 
To do with how far the electricity will arc in a nutshell.
Does this vary depending on the type of nutshell? Would it arc further in a walnut compared to a peanut? :)
 
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