In this answer, the inrush current for a laser printer is listed as follows:
Inrush Current: (Duration: significantly < 1 second) Model A (120V): 23 A peak (20 deg C, from cold start) Model AB (240V): 40 A peak (20 deg C, from cold start)
The question posed by Dan Neely in the comments piqued my interest and makes me question my understanding of electrical theory. I would have expected the current draw to be the same, or possibly even half as much, for the higher-voltage model. I should note that I'm basing this assumption on past experience in building out racks in a data center, where we could typically put more 240V servers in a rack than 120V since their current draw was significantly smaller.
So, please school me: why does the 240V model have nearly twice the inrush current as the 120V model?