Many countries around the world use different standards in feeding electricity to residents. The USA for example, uses 110V 60Hz AC current, whereas India uses 230V 50Hz AC current. These differences may not seem like a big deal, but they are actually rooted in a feud between Tesla and Edison. Direct Current was Edison’s “invention” (or one of his workers), but it was not good over long distances. Tesla on the other hand created alternating current which is great for long distance transmission. 110 volts was much more economic when electricity became widely available, and the voltage kind of stuck. At the time of the first widely available electric grid, it was mainly used to light houses, which used bulbs that worked best between 100 and 110 volts
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There really isn’t a technical reason why many countries have different electric grids, but rather the facts are based in early monopolies and business agreements.