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I thought I'd email you these pictures
I took today which really show the power of a flashover. The pole had three-phase primary
on top, and a three-phase dip, which fed a strip-mall. The dip cutouts were fused so high,
when the cable shorted they didn't open, but the breaker at the sub-station tripped instead.
It tried to re-close three times, each time making a gigantic flash. I grabbed my camera
(I was working on a streetlight up the street) and got this picture when they apparently
tried to manually re-close the circuit again; it's a little out of focus, but I didn't
have much time.
Kansas City, Mo.
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