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#139258 - 10/25/03 07:00 PM Pole mount XFMR
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Hello,

I just found this picture on my computer, didn't know if you'd be interested in it, so I'll post it anyway.



I found it behind a high-school in my area.

I believe that is 11kV coming in from the right, correct?

What are the cables on the left hand side doing?

Three phases + Neutral, and?

Thanks,
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#139259 - 10/25/03 07:07 PM Re: Pole mount XFMR
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#139260 - 10/25/03 07:17 PM Re: Pole mount XFMR
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#139261 - 10/26/03 01:12 AM Re: Pole mount XFMR
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ryanjuk,
Welcome to ECN!.
That's a good pic.
My best guess would be that it's a Pilot wire for the Hot Water Ripple control or for controlling Street-Lighting
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#139262 - 10/26/03 07:06 AM Re: Pole mount XFMR
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Hi Ryan, and welcome to ECN.

Yes, that looks like 11kV coming in at the top. There are clearly two sets of fuse cut-outs on the secondary side. I would guess that those on the right-hand pole go to an underground feeder.

The 5th-wire arrangement used to be employed here in the past for street lighting. There may be a few places still using the system, but it's been a long time since I've seen it. Some old poles still have the fifth bracket/insulator on them, but in most cases the extra conductor was removed many years ago.

Whereabouts in Britain is this photo from?\

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#139263 - 10/26/03 03:21 PM Re: Pole mount XFMR
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The photo is from Southern Scotland

If it were for street-lighting, would the 5th wire just become live when it got dark?

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#139264 - 10/26/03 04:11 PM Re: Pole mount XFMR
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Ryan,
Yes this is correct,
Most street lighting systems are either controlled by a Photocell or by Electronic timer.
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#139265 - 10/26/03 07:39 PM Re: Pole mount XFMR
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OK, I hate to throw "stuff" in the game...... or maybe I don't.

If I saw that in this country, I'd be thinking 5 wire/2phase, did they ever USE that across the pond?????

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#139266 - 10/26/03 07:47 PM Re: Pole mount XFMR
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George,
Just trying to think.
How would that be configured?.
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#139267 - 10/27/03 11:04 AM Re: Pole mount XFMR
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I'd be thinking 5 wire/2phase, did they ever USE that across the pond?????

I can't say it was never used in public distribution, but if it was it must have been confined to the early days.

LV distribution standardized pretty early on with 3-wire DC and 4-wire 3-phase wye AC.

Ryan,
If you're in the area, can you see if there is anything actually connected to that fifth (bottom) wire on the pole?

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