[time-nuts] More 60 Hz graphs
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Sep 16 06:52:00 UTC 2011
In message <20110916001417.D49D3800037 at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net>, Hal Mu
>Here is the frequency:
>I don't know where the wobbles are coming from. They might be in my
They are very likely resonance-effects in the power grid. Power-grids
are not inherently stable things, and most of them have resonance
frequencies like that, depending on which generators run and what
the impedance are between them.
A few grids have operational SPICE-like models to warn them about
configurations which are unstable, but in general the thinking that
it would be possible to build an analytical model of the grid died
with decentral productions uptake a decade ago.
Try running a suitably windowed FFT on your data...
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