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'Bat-Hook' Device Taps Power From Overhead Lines

Zothecula (1870348) writes | more than 3 years ago

The Military 2

Zothecula (1870348) writes "As soldiers are fitted out with more and more electrical sytems to extend their capabilities, they become increasingly dependent on the power needed to run them. Since soldiers in the field don’t always have ready access to an electrical outlet when they need to top up the batteries, the U.S. Air Force has developed a device that taps directly into the electricity flowing through overhead power lines... a kind of bat-hook for real-life superheroes."
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Hmm (1)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#34197666)

I wonder how long it'll take until its used domestically...

Re:Hmm...Already used in 3rd World! (1)

linuxiac (1831824) | more than 3 years ago | (#34199536)

Already has been used in the third world! BUT, you need to know which wires are 120-130VAC, and which are 7700 VAC! Those high wires on the metal towers are each probably 139,000 VAC! Did you bring the correct step-down transformer truck?
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