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OMG...Want to see a 500,000 Volt circuit opened under load!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 88Silverado, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. 88Silverado

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    This.....is amazing /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    Real footage of So Cal Edison opening a switch on a 500kV line while its underload to make repairs. Turn it up, the sound is cool.
    This file is 1.5M but worth it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    500,000 Volts
     
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    Damn, that was KEWL !!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    What Paul said /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    damn that is impressive /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    WOW /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif that is crazy. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I love how you can hear the arc echoing off the hills in the last second of the clip...
     
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    WOW, That was awesome!
     
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    Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzt!

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    I like the initial Snap when the contactor first opens and draws an arc. Really neat how that hot, rising air pulls the arc upwards /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I bet it must be impressive when they close the contactors under load too.
     
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    Could you smell the Ozone? How much longer did the arc last?
     
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    OMG that is insane!!!!!!! i bet it would look even cooler at night.
     
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    That was cool I would hate to been standing next to that bzzzzzzzzztt!!!
     
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    yah, thats a joke right? he he he... and you know why?... because MY COMPUTER SHOTS OFF AND RE BOOTS EVERY TIME I CLICK ON IT!!!! i hate my puter.

    thank you


    NEXT!!
     
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    nope not a joke. Ive watched it on 3 different comps and no problems

    Nick
     
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    cool video. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    that's no joke.. that's what they do under load... when they have to physically disconnect a circuit...
     
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    looks like they might have cal turbo cooling fans on the transformers in the background as they zoom out....

    -Rich
     
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    WOW! thats creepy in a cool sense. I would ,love to see that in real life. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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