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Voltage in Different Countries

In Europe the voltage supplied to homes is 240 volts. I would like to know what would happen if you used an American lightbulb in Europe?

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The frequency is not playing a role here.

In the USA the AC frequency is 60Hx while in Europe it is 50Hz.

The idea behind this question is that light bulbs are designed to consume a certain amount of power. Light bulbs are rated according to their power consumption (40W, ...

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This solution gives a step-by-step explanations accompanied with calculations to show how what would happen if an American lightbulb was used in Europe.