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# 107440 11-Aug-2012 20:34
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Hello, We drive past this sort of electrical transformer at Westgate, Auckland in Waitakere and I keep on wondering what it is for? Yes, it must be to do with electricity and etc... but I mean, why did they take down the other "old" one and put in this more "advanced" transformer?
Anymore "technical" details would be appreciated!





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  # 671214 11-Aug-2012 22:14
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It's a Tesla Coil. Look out or you'll get zapped.

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  # 671218 11-Aug-2012 22:28
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Nah, obviously a communication tower to assist the navigation of an inbound alien fleet to ensure the successful invasion of Auckland.





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  # 671219 11-Aug-2012 22:29
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I believe that is a cable head that connections the overhead transmission lines to underground cables.

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  # 671224 11-Aug-2012 22:34
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Are you sure it's a transformer? Looks more like a pylon to me.


scuwp: Nah, obviously a communication tower to assist the navigation of an inbound alien fleet to ensure the successful invasion of Auckland. 



Suspect some Electrical Engineer has been playing too much starcraft ;)



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  # 671227 11-Aug-2012 22:48
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sorry, pylon.




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  # 671317 12-Aug-2012 10:34
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I guess they must have gotten sick of being told they didn't have enough Psi.

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  # 671384 12-Aug-2012 13:06
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mattRSK: I believe that is a cable head that connections the overhead transmission lines to underground cables.


Fairly sure this is correct yes.  There used to be wires continueing after this point on the old tower and and now the wires get to this point and stop.

They do look way cooler than the old style tower things :)

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