Western Power Thing on a Pole.

Well it was on two poles actually. Supported on metal supports across the two poles. It was a type of transformer thingy but not one that I recognised. A grey metal box, quite small down a long country lane. It appeared to be fed by three phase 400 Volt overhead aerial bunched conductors, no 11kV in sight. Could it be a step up thingy to compensate for the long run to the remote houses? I must learn how to post pictures. It was in Watery Lane in Beechampton near to Stony Stratford in Bucks M.K. It was interesting to see that the stream had mostly dried up, but at the lowest point that is where a pole had its P.M.E. earth electrode. Do you think that the installers deliberately chose that spot as it was likely to remain damp during very dry weather?

Z.

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  • I thought static balancers were a thing of the past obviously there are a few still knocking about. On the way to Wimborne you pa's a group of houses that had some thing like a voltage regulator  attached to the pole it only had LV connections and also a fairly meaty heatsink. It disappeared when they re wired the LV from open wire conductors to ABCs  and added a new HV transformer. Finally I remember going to a place in a little village for a meal in the carpark was a balancer talk about a noisy beast  it made a proper loud buzzing noise. They asked me can you stop it doing that I thought about hitting it but then thought better of it

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  • I thought static balancers were a thing of the past obviously there are a few still knocking about. On the way to Wimborne you pa's a group of houses that had some thing like a voltage regulator  attached to the pole it only had LV connections and also a fairly meaty heatsink. It disappeared when they re wired the LV from open wire conductors to ABCs  and added a new HV transformer. Finally I remember going to a place in a little village for a meal in the carpark was a balancer talk about a noisy beast  it made a proper loud buzzing noise. They asked me can you stop it doing that I thought about hitting it but then thought better of it

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