[time-nuts] Line Frequency standard change - Possible ?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Feb 9 19:13:45 EST 2017

In message <28842754-1752-40E8-B3D5-F486A5DA9E26 at n1k.org>, Bob Camp writes:

>> to such an extent that many of them are totally
>> incapable of even imagining anything else, and they all just "know"
>> that DC is "impossible”.
>Except we’ve had HVDC distribution running around for many decades
>and it seems to work quite well. Indeed that’s your point here. 

But if you look at the organization and regulation systems, the
HVDC end stations are not treated as transmission but as power

>… or silicon carbide purity or something even more weird and (so far)
>poorly understood.

The SiC hypers overlooked the C14 isotope beta-decay ionization
problem, and the anti-proliferation clampdown on ALIS have taken
away any hope producing C14 depleted raw materials.  And even if
you did that, cosmic radiation would bring back enough C14 to be
trouble over the lifetime of the devices.

According to people in the HVDC electronics (if you can call it that)
business, we can build any of the devices we need from current
high purity semiconductors, but the costs need to come down.

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