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#137175 - 06/05/03 10:07 AM Mali
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Hi All,
Does anybody know what voltages, which sockets, what are the legal and PoCo requirements and what systems are used in Mali, Africa? TN-C, TN-S, TN-C-S, TT?

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#137176 - 06/05/03 10:12 AM Re: Mali
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The countries are becoming more and more exotic I'm curious: What are you going to do in Mali, a hot, arid and poor country?

My database only comes up with 220/380 @ 50Hz, French sockets. No additional information.

It used SECAM and French phone plugs too, so it must be an old French colony.

[This message has been edited by C-H (edited 06-05-2003).]

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#137177 - 06/06/03 01:24 PM Re: Mali
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Are you going there for a visit Eli?

If everything else in Mali was French-influenced, then I would hazard a guess that they probably use TT earthing extensively, at leasr in residential services. That is just a guess though, based on the popularity of TT in France itself.

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#137178 - 06/06/03 09:22 PM Re: Mali
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Where exactly is Mali?.
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#137179 - 06/07/03 12:37 PM Re: Mali
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West Africa, home to Timbouktou and two of my employer's gold mines, Sadiola/Yatela and Morila.

More information http://www.mbendi.co.za/land/af/ml/p0005.htm .

Getting sent to Timbouktou is a strong possibility in my company!

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#137180 - 06/07/03 03:01 PM Re: Mali
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The reason I'm asking is because one of my clients in belgium is building a project in Mali and has "invited" me to be his electrician there, since "it's difficult to find good electricians there" (his words).

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#137181 - 06/14/03 10:56 PM Re: Mali
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Hutch,
Thanks for that, mate!.
Just wondered where it was.
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#137182 - 06/15/03 12:44 PM Re: Mali
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Belgian,

are you considering taking the job?

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#137183 - 06/16/03 10:46 AM Re: Mali
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Considering, yes, but I'm not sure yet.

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