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Power Distribution Systems

“The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.”

Marshall McLuhan, from his book, Gutenberg Galaxy, 1962

Modern power distribution systems were developed long before Marshall McLuhan’s observation of the world as a “global village.” Power distribution systems are, in fact, the infrastructure upon which the Information Age was built. But they were developed in a time when people and countries were more isolated and standardization was in its infancy. As a result, there was a vast array of power distribution schemes and implementations before some standardization and ...

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