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#120260 - 04/04/05 03:43 PM Countries with Different Standards
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The following photos are not, as you could imagine the aftermath of a hurricane, but the wiring from the streets of Delhi, India. On the (last) photo you can see the 380/220 lines are being inspected by a a line-monkey and her child.

- Andrew D.

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#120261 - 04/04/05 10:36 PM Re: Countries with Different Standards
Av-guy Offline

Registered: 12/28/04
Posts: 22
Loc: Bangkok,Thailand
MEA (Metropolitan Electricity Authority,Our utility in Bagkok and its perimeter area) Does it better than this. this looks like total mess

#120262 - 04/05/05 04:39 AM Re: Countries with Different Standards
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Neat and workmanlike anyone?

I still recall a photo that I saw in a book years ago about the poor "Barrios" in India. There was a power pole with what must have been hundreds of unauthorized taps going down to the shacks -- Everything from zip cord to singles just wrapped around the cables. There was a guy on a ladder, precariously working through the maze of wires to add his own tap to the supply. The caption below read "This hazardous task has often resulted in electrocution."

I can see one result of the British influence there: The red/yellow/blue phase coding.

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#120263 - 04/05/05 12:21 PM Re: Countries with Different Standards
djk Offline

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 1269
Loc: Ireland
I notice the telephone lines seem to criss cross right through the jungle of 220/380V cabling too!

Now I know why it is so important to bring a surge protector when visiting certain parts of India.


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