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DETOURED LIGHTNING

E&MP 72.117

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De-ion gaps on this completely self-protected distribution transformer detoured the artificial lightning stroke which hit the transmission line at the top but was by-passed to ground by the transformer.

Westinghouse engineers presented this electrical drama in their high voltage laboratory at Sharon, Pa., demonstrating "hot" and "cold" lightning.

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