Viewing 3 posts - 16 through 18 (of 18 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1811854
    Avatar
    fittersmate
    Participant
    Joined: 08 Jun 2009
    Location: Brittany France dept 56
    Total posts: 1624

    To round this thread off – the original thread on AggroInfo has now run to 20 posts.

    Someone found this little gem – a generator changeover switch made in HK.

    Note the easily accessible live contacts and the operating lever which is also live!


    #1811857
    robertarthur
    robertarthur
    Participant
    Joined: 29 Nov 2010
    Location: Nièvre (58)
    Total posts: 2157

    In the early days of electrification around 1890 they had similar main switches, but probably of a better engineering quality. Same problem: unsafe at any speed to quote Ralph Nader. And the last answer is post 21

     

     

     


    RA

    #1811895
    Avatar
    fittersmate
    Participant
    Joined: 08 Jun 2009
    Location: Brittany France dept 56
    Total posts: 1624

    The factory where I was an apprentice used to build machines for use all over the world and the test area had an electrical section to generate the strange and unusual voltages- AC and DC – to test the machines with.

    Big old motors driving big old generators and rotary convertors and a huge switch panel covered in knife switches, ammeters and voltmeters etc which looked like something out of Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory!

     


French Electrical & Other Building Issues
Viewing 3 posts - 16 through 18 (of 18 total)

You cannot reply to this topic.