I am doing a photographic portfolio on many, many, many different
power poles, lines, connectors, shapes, etc and I figured I'd try to
see if I can figure out what some of this stuff is that I'm shooting
photos of. I know its semi-OT but there really aren't any other
newsgroups about electricity.
A few questions as to what they do:
Circular loops that run along the power wire. They usually have a
cross or "T" in the middle of them...They do not hang down, they ring
"with" the wire.
On some poles I notice this semi-"ribbing" of these closely spaced
connectors. They are generally brown (and I believe ceramic). I am
interested in what job these perform. They seem to exist only at the
poles and are on all lines leading into the pole. Also yesterday I
noticed glass versions of these (instead of the typical brown/ceramic
types)- what are the differences here?
Also- what are those black things- they look like elongated black
boxes that run inbetween power lines.
I'll stop here and see how far I get with those questions.
18 years ago