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Re: pole pig?

Original poster: BunnyKiller <bunikllr@xxxxxxx>

a pole pig is one of those transformers that sit on the telephone poles ... usually fed with 14.4KVAC and designed to reduce that 14.4KVAC to 240VAC...

if hooked up backwards it can turn 240VAC into 14.4KVAC VERY DANGEROUS !!!! it will kill you in a "heart beat" LITERALLY!!!! if you make contact with it ... it will need a ballast to control the amperage draw... see previous post..

Scot D

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Original poster: "Steven Steele" <sbsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

What is a pole pig?
                                           Steven Steele

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Subject: Re: Coiling almanac

Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"First use of pole pigs"
The Tesla coil in the University of Missouri EE lab was powered by a
pole pig and used a "radio transmitter" type RSG back in 1939.  Probably
not the first use by any means.