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50-Hz Frequency [History]

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1 Author(s)
Neidhöfer, G. ; Tech. Hochschule, Darmstadt, Germany

The so-called "European" frequency of 50 Hz is one of the two standard frequencies that govern the electric power supply worldwide. As with 60 Hz, the "American" standard frequency, the history of 50 Hz is also specific and characterized by its own course of development from its first use up to final standards, involving various steps in between.

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Power and Energy Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

July-Aug. 2011

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