ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by Bill Addiss. 08/13/18 05:52 PM
Upgrade the old panel
by gfretwell. 08/13/18 12:20 AM
depth of duckbank
by ghost307. 08/12/18 09:26 PM
Section 179 vehicle purchases
by BigB. 08/05/18 01:06 PM
Don't you buy this stuff
by BigB. 08/05/18 01:00 PM
New in the Gallery:
Plug terminals
Housebilding DIY wiring
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 9 guests, and 24 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
GOAB Switch #64824
04/15/06 10:52 AM
04/15/06 10:52 AM
T
trekkie76  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 220
baileyville, maine, usa
Can anyone tell me what a GOAB switch is and what it does. I ride by one all the time but cant see what it does. It looks like a way to switch between 2 sources, but I dont know. Thanks, Gary

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: GOAB Switch #64825
04/15/06 10:57 AM
04/15/06 10:57 AM
I
iwire  Offline
Moderator
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Gang Operated Air Break.


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts
Re: GOAB Switch #64826
04/15/06 02:42 PM
04/15/06 02:42 PM
M
mbhydro  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 350
Winnipeg MB Canada
this link should help expain what it is and how it works. http://elpaso.apogee.net/foe/ftssph.asp

Re: GOAB Switch #64827
04/15/06 03:37 PM
04/15/06 03:37 PM
B
BigJohn  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 391
Boston, MA
mbhydro,

That was a neat little site. I often look at stuff on utility poles and in substations and wonder what it is or what it does.

It brings up something I've always wondered, does anyone know of a photo glossary that tells what all these different pieces of gear are?

-John

Re: GOAB Switch #64828
04/15/06 05:00 PM
04/15/06 05:00 PM
M
mbhydro  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 350
Winnipeg MB Canada
John is sort of what your thinking of? Its the index page for the above link.
http://elpaso.apogee.net/foe/index_a.asp

From what I saw it has all sorts of pictures and explanations of different electrical gear.

I just sort of came across it by chance in Google doing a search on Gang Operated Air Break today to see what one was as I could not picture what it was myself.


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Grover
Grover
Sebago, ME, USA
Posts: 109
Joined: January 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
248,578 Are you busy
186,311 Re: Forum
175,771 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.024s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9671 MB (Peak: 1.1059 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-08-17 18:48:08 UTC