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To: hsmomx3

distribute at 4160 or 16kv and this wouldn't be a problem for long


4 posted on 01/24/2005 1:22:14 PM PST by SShultz460
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Use direct burial primary line. Shunt primary power line to an "inside the business/home" transformer. The secondary lines off the transformer could then be usable only by the customer who pays for it.

The direct buried primary line would be unusable to the power thieves, unless they had their own transformer, and the knowledge and tools to tap into the primary feed...Highly Unlikely!

29 posted on 01/24/2005 1:58:45 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: SShultz460

Or 440 AC triple phased. Lets see who lands on their ass.


38 posted on 01/24/2005 2:27:24 PM PST by BobS
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To: SShultz460
distribute at 4160 or 16kv and this wouldn't be a problem for long

Wrong, these devices tap the lines by transformer action, at a different voltage, they need a different (in this case smaller) number of turns. I have even heard of people putting these sapping transformers in bird houses and raising them near the power line. They don't need to be touching. Oh, and changing the voltage on the line requires re-engineering of every transformer the utility provides and they should look at the size of the insulators on every pole, very expensive.

84 posted on 01/25/2005 9:16:12 AM PST by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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