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    captainkirk
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    You are correct it does come from the German word Untershied.

    It appeared under the harmonised IEE Wiring regulation 15th Edition when was introduced in 1980. Apparently it had been their long standing version of our V for voltage which was prevalent in the UK and North America. Presumably we had to trade off something we wanted to keep so they could keep it.

    The French has no part in at all as their word for voltage is Tension. The actual unit of measurement “V” is an international symbol and remains the same in all countries.

    It is commonly used in all digital test instruements i.e. Uo <50v (voltage exceeds max. touch voltage of 50v)


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    Apparently it had been their long standing version of our V for voltage which was prevalent in the UK and North America. 

    Yes, in the US a tension in Volt is a Voltage, a distance in miles a Mileage, a measurement in feet a footage,  a weight in tons a tonnage, a field in acres is an acreage,  a power in Watts a Wattage,

    – but in Europe nobody will speak of metrage or kilogrammage!


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    mikej
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    In pronunciation is it a Kilo Meter or Kilometer as opposed to the UK a Speed Ometer or Speedometer?

    Mike


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    captainkirk wrote: Apparently it had been their long standing version of our V for voltage which was prevalent in the UK and North America. Yes, in the US a tension in Volt is a Voltage, a distance in miles a Mileage, a measurement in feet a footage, a weight in tons a tonnage, a field in acres is an acreage, a power in Watts a Wattage, – but in Europe nobody will speak of metrage or kilogrammage!

    So is having a lot of clothes Garbage? :unsure:


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