Originally Posted by jrb
When Northwest Airlines' brand new DC-10 arrived at their Minneapolis maintenance base the local electrical inspector would not allow it to be connected to the hangar's ground power supply (building based/not portable) since the Aircraft's wiring did not conform with the NEC!
I should hope not. The DC-10 has a 400 Hz
AC power bus, like most modern aircraft do. 60 Hz AC power like what powers buildings, your house, etc, would blow up the aircraft's transformers and motors. Oh, and the voltage is 150 VAC, not 115.
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